Away team, set your phasers to "WTF!" because this is gonna blow your mind!
Family Guy funny-man and former Oscars host Seth MacFarlane is teaming up with Star Trek stud Sir Patrick Stewart for a live-action Starz comedy about the cable news industry!
Wait, srsly!? Talk about a match made in
heaven a place that serves a lot of alcohol! Even Nostradamus couldn't have predicted something this awesomely wacky!
The show is called Blunt Talk, it stars Professor X as a British journalist who has come to America to impart wisdom upon us all, and Starz has already ordered 20 episodes!
Seth, who will serve as executive producer, gushed about working with Sir PS and show runner Jonathan Ames. He said:
"I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ames and Sir Patrick Stewart. Jonathan’s creative talent is formidable, and his writing style is wholly original, hilarious, and provocative. And of course, Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest actors alive today. His skill and versatility are unmatched, and he will excel as the star of his own show. Thank you, Starz, for allowing us to bring Walter Blunt to life!"
Sir Patrick, who has already worked with Seth numerous times on FG and American Dad, is also stoked to take their working relationship to the next level.
"My career took an abrupt and radical left turn when Seth McFarlane created CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock on ‘American Dad.’ This new character, Walter Blunt, is not at all like Avery, thank God, because this is live action and I am a Knight of the Realm. Blunt is, however, much smarter than Avery and has his own TV show, which has to be better than being Deputy Director of the CIA."
Yes!! We're soooo excited for this! If these ballz had any more amaze in them they'd straight up explode!
Blunt Talk is scheduled to hit the air sometime next year.
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