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Patrick Stewart on BLUNT TALK, “Make It So!” and Investigative Journalism

Have you guys been watching Blunt Talk? The Starz comedy—its second season premieres Sunday, October 2nd at 8:30PM—has the esteemed honor of being one of the craziest, outrageous, and audacious comedies we’ve ever seen (literally. Ever). But wrapped up in that seemingly ridiculous shell is a soft and earnest center, anchored by none other than the can-do-no-wrongiest human to have ever lived, Patrick Stewart.

As venerable newsman Walter Blunt, Stewart and the team behind his show, Blunt Talk (sound familiar?), find themselves on top of the world at the beginning of season two—but don’t expect this to last, given who we’re talking about. With his heart firmly on his sleeve, Walter’s obsession with a conspiracy surrounding Los Angeles’ biggest environmental threat leads him on an adventure full of webs, intrigue, and the future of the city of angels. All of which Stewart hints at in our chat above.

Now, once we got over our excitement of talking to THE Sir Patrick Stewart (because, I mean, c’mon, right?), we also managed to play a wee game with him that we’re calling “Real Headline or Fake Headline” that he was incredibly good at (because of course he was, he’s Walter freakin’ Blunt, investigative journalist extraordinaire):

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Are you looking forward to the new season of Blunt Talk? Have you ever yelled “Make it so!” at Patrick Stewart on the street? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image: Starz


Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor of Nerdist and creator/co-host of Fangirling. Find her on Twitter if you’re into that sorta thing.

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