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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Illinois General Assembly

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

in Local

ADA Event Brings Backlash Against State Funding Cuts

ADA 25

Chicago man at event sounds off on how cuts to state programs will affect his life.

in Local

Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

justice scale

Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.

in Local

Former Springfield Hospital Director Will Plead Guilty

MARGARET CURTIN 122530

Margaret Curtin to change plea deal after previously pleading not guilty.

in Local

$54 Million Embezzlement from City of Dixon Now Subject of College Courses

Accounting

Case is being taught in accounting and forensic accounting courses.