The promo introduces us to Walter Blunt, a cocaine-snorting, alcohol-swilling, police-attention-getting British journalist bent on civilizing America from behind his cable news desk. He’s loud and opinionated, and he seems to make poor decisions in nearly every aspect of his life. (Exhibit A: What is he doing with those swords?)
The half-hour scripted comedy, conceived by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) and executive-produced by Ames and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), received two-season, straight-to-series order in April.
Blunt Talk is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British transplant intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt’s only supporter is the alcoholic manservant he brought with him from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series follows the fallout from Blunt’s well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air.