Patrick Stewart’s ‘Blunt Talk’ Canceled at Starz After 2 Seasons

Actor played bombastic cable news anchor in premium cable comedy

Last Updated: December 20, 2016 @ 11:59 AM

The Patrick Stewart comedy series “Blunt Talk” has been canceled at Starz after two seasons, TheWrap has learned.

Stewart starred in the series as Walter Blunt, the booze-and-drug-fueled anchor of a cable news show. The cast also included Jacki Weaver as Rosalie; Adrian Scarborough as Harry; Dolly Wells as Celia; Timm Sharp as Jim; Mary Holland as Shelly; Romany Malco as Bob; and Karan Soni as Martin.

Seth MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc. executive produced. Jonathan Ames, who originated the idea for the series, served as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davisalso served as executive producers with Shapeero also serving as director. Stewart also served as producer on the series.

“We are grateful to Jonathan and Patrick for the tirades and laughs that Walter Blunt delivered to fans with such aplomb,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming at Starz. “While Walter may not be returning to the airwaves, we are incredibly proud of the work that was done these past two seasons by our wonderful partners and collaborators on ‘Blunt Talk,’ from Seth Macfarlane and our studio MRC, to our actors, writers and crew. It was a very special show with a heartfelt message. It was an honor serving you, Major.”

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” and “Survivor’s Remorse” are now the two remaining original comedies on Starz. The network also currently airs dramas “Black Sails,” “Power,” “Outlander,” “The Missing,” and “The Girlfriend Experience.”

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this news.