To put it bluntly, production has begun on the second season of the Starz Blunt Talk TV series. The half-hour sitcom features British newscaster, Walter Blunt, intent on rising to the top of American cable news. The first season finale of Blunt Talk aired October 24, 2015.
Lesley Ann Warren joins the cast in the second season of Blunt Talk, which stars: Patrick Stewart, Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Dolly Wells, Timm Sharp, Mary Holland, and Karan Soni. Romany Malco is recurring. Blunt Talk season two will feature guest appearances by Moby, Jason Schwartzman, Fred, Melamed, Erik Griffin, Brett Gelman, and Brent Spiner.
Here is the press release:
WALTER BLUNT IS BACK! RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE SECOND SEASON OF THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES “BLUNT TALK”
STARZ RELEASES FIRST LOOK PHOTOS FROM SET [see above and below]
Golden Globe® Nominee Patrick Stewart Returns in Half-Hour Scripted Comedy from MRC, Executive Producers Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames
Beverly Hills, Calif., February 2, 2016 – The STARZ Original series “Blunt Talk” began production in Los Angeles on the 10-episode second season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Media Rights Capital (MRC) and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero, and Stephanie Davis. Lesley Ann Warren (“In Plain Sight”) has joined the expanding guest cast roster this season in the role of Cornelia, a long lost love of Walter Blunt. Mary Holland and Karan Soni who star as Shelly and Martin, segment producers on Blunt’s show, are now series regulars. The series will return this Fall on STARZ.
In season 2, Walter Blunt and his team are on top of the network ratings when Walter runs into an old flame, in town to investigate a conspiracy involving one of Los Angeles’ most crucial environmental threats. Rosalie, Jim, Celia, Martin, and Shelly (with all their various neuroses intact) are by Walter’s side as he delves into his past, which leads him into a web of intrigue affecting the future of LA.
The cast is led by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) in the role of Walter Blunt, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech) as Harry, Blunt’s manservant. Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em,”) and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”) star as Celia and Jim, Blunt’s senior producers along with Mary Holland (“Silicon Valley”) and Karan Soni (Safety Not Guaranteed) who star as Shelly and Martin, segment producers on Blunt’s show.
Romany Malco (Think Like A Man, Top Five) returns in his recurring role of Bob Gardner, the general manager of the news station while musician and actor Moby, Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel, “Bored to Death”), Fred Melamed (“Casual”),Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”), Brett Gelman (“Another Period”) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) continue to make guest star appearances in the series.
MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc. serve as executive producer. Ames, who originated the idea for the series, serves as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Tristram Shapeero (“Community”) and Stephanie Davis (“Bored to Death”) also serve as executive producers with Shapeero also serving as director. Stewart also serves as producer on the series.
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What do you think? Are you a fan of the Blunt Talk TV show? Do you plan to tune in for the second season?