Starz Orders 20 Episodes of the Comedy “Blunt”

BluntIt was announced that Starz has ordered two seasons of the live action comedy “Blunt” to cover two seasons, with the first episode set to air in 2015.

In a television series that will star Seth MacFarlane and Patrick Stewart, Blunt’s story revolves around a British newscaster who moves to Los Angeles, California on a quest to conquer cable news. However, bringing along his alcoholic servant and baggage from numerous failed marriages, there are lots of laughs for the sanctimonious talk show.

The character of Walter Blunt is a borderline alcoholic, mad-genius man from Britain that people want to see succeed in America. The CEO of Starz, Chris Albrecht stated that together, MacFarlane and Stewart have found the perfect balance of downright absurdity in building this world.

Blunt is a substantial commitment, which was shopped to various pay-TV outlets such as Showtime and Netflix. Grabbed by Starz, it proves the network wants to create a strong lineup of 30-minute comedy shows.

Written and created by Jonathan Ames, this sitcom which will serve as a show runner. Blunt will be executively produced through Media Rights Capital Fuzzy Door Productions, not 20th Century Fox TV where MacFarlane has the majority of his television projects.

Ames, who previously created the HBO comedy “Bored to Death”, has a solid reputation as a writer and creator, leading critics to believe that Blunt will be yet another success.

At this time, Media Rights Capital is working with MacFarlane on “Ted” a feature side, as well as “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, an upcoming sequel. According to Modi Wiczyk, co-CEO of Media Rights Capital, there has been a desire to work with Chris Albrecht for years since his instinct for character-driven series is uncanny.

According to Ames, it has been a pure delight to work with great actors such as Seth MacFarlane and Patrick Stewart. However, Ames adds that during conference calls to discuss the project, he often becomes confused as Seth recreates Patrick’s voice. Because of this, he sometimes has no clue who is actually speaking.