The ninth episode of “Blunt Talk” Season 2, titled “Walter Has To Look After Walter,” has been submitted as Starz’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing only “Blunt Talk,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and “Graves” have episodes available in the Best Comedy Series category for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones. This episode may not necessarily be Starz’s official Emmy submission following the nominations, but the premium network feels confident enough to present it to voters to begin the awards conversation.
The departing comedy series starred Patrick Stewart as baffoonish news anchor Walter Blunt and Adrian Scarborough as his right-hand man Harry Chandler. Stewart’s over-the-top role earned the British star a Golden Globe nomination last year, which he told me at a press junket was “simply marvelous. We were all very excited because if Walter is getting a nomination, then the show is getting a nomination.”
Following the conclusion of “Blunt Talk” in December, Stewart was next seen starring alongside Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine in the latest X-Men film “Logan.” For his role as paraplegic Professor Charles Xavier, Stewart is earning serious Oscar buzz after a long career working on TV and in theater. Below, see a detailed look at Starz’s Emmy entry for “Blunt Talk.”
#2.09 “Walter Has To Look After Walter”
Airdate: December 4, 2016
Written by: Kirsten Kearse & Jonathan Ames
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero
Emmy FYC synopsis: As Martin and Rosalie grapple with life-changing news, Walter, Harry, Celia and Jim attend a surrealist ball thrown by the nefarious Rudolphs, hoping to finally obtain a confession.
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