News

Patrick Stewart to star in Seth McFarlane comedy

Patrick Stewart to star in Seth McFarlane comedy

PATRICK STEWART: The "Star Trek" star is working on a new project with "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane. Photo: Associated Press

Veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart has been cast in a new TV comedy series from “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane.

The “Star Trek” star is set to play opinionated British newsman Walter Blunt as he attempts to conquer American cable news in “Blunt Talk.”

This will not be the first collaboration between Stewart and actor/writer Macfarlane – the Brit has voiced characters on “Family Guy” as well as his other hit animated series “American Dad,” in which he plays highly-strung CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Deputy Director Avery Bullock.

EXTRA: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are best friends and they want everyone to know

He says, “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.”

Blunt Talk is slated to premiere on America’s Starz network in 2015.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

elvis

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Faculty Plan To Take Back Party Scene

Beta Bridge 2

University of Virginia faculty members are planning something out of the ordinary this weekend.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

State Supreme Court Denies Huguely’s Request For New Trial

Huguely George mugshot 050310

The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected George Huguely's request for a new trial.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.