Patrick Stewart‘s upcoming Starz comedy “Blunt Talk” has added a number of guest stars and recurring cast members, including “St. Elsewhere” alum Ed Begley Jr., “Weeds” veteran Romany Malco and musician Moby.
Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “NYPD Blue”) will also appear on the series, which is executive produced by “Family Guy” boss Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis.
The series, which is slated for a summer premiere, stars Stewart as Walter Blunt, a Brit intent on conquering the world of American cable news and overcoming the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air.
“Blunt Talk” will also star Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) as Rosalie, Blunt’s tough, motherly producer-manager; “The King’s Speech” actor Adrian Scarborough as Blunt’s alcoholic manservant Harry; British actress Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”) as Celia, Blunt’s senior producer and head writer; and “Enlightened” vet Timm Sharp as Jim, a writer on the show. Richard Lewis will recur as Dr. Weiss, a therapist who is appointed to treat Blunt.
Begley will recur as Rosalie’s husband, while Malco, “Betas” alum Karan Soni and Mary Holland (“Silicon Valley”) fill out the newsroom staffing of Blunt’s cable show.
In addition to Moby and Lawrence, guest stars on the series will include Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Windell D. Middlebrooks (“Body of Proof,” “Scrubs”) and Steve Valentine (“Anger Management”).
“Blunt Talk” has received a two-season, 20 episode order from Starz.