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Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Richard Lewis
“Blunt Talk,” the hilarious and smart new STARZ Original series starring Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek” franchise, X-Men franchise, Wolverine franchise), who received a 2016 Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for his role in the series, will be released on DVD August 30, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Executive produced by Academy Award® nominee Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” Ted), The 10-episode half-hour series, set in Los Angeles, follows Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. The witty comedy also stars Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, The Five-Year Engagement) as Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager, Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables) as Harry, Blunt’s manservant, and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened,” “Til Death”).
The series also features many guest stars including Elisabeth Shue (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Ed Begley Jr. (“Arrested Development”), Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Leaving Las Vegas) and Mary Holland (Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates). The “Blunt Talk” DVD includes 20 minutes of in-depth bonus features including commentary on the writing and making of each episode from Creator Jonathan Ames.
The series from MRC is also executive produced by Jonathan Ames (Creator and Showrunner), Stephanie Davis and Tristram Shapeero.
"Blunt Talk" is a Starz Original series about a rather obnoxious TV host. I never got to watch the show on Starz while in was airing but after watching the first episode on DVD I was hooked. Walter Blunt has his very own talk show but he is constantly in hot water of something. In episode one alone he gets arrested for drunken behavior with a transgender prostitute and he takes drugs during the episode as well. But some how through all of it he seems like a likeable guy.
"Blunt Talk" is raunchy, funny and smartly written. Patrick Stewart is amazingly funny as Walter Blunt and the supporting cast is just as impressive including, Jacki Weaver and Adrian Scarborough. Season 1 is available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Starz / Anchor Bay
**** Out Of *****