Are you ready to see Captain Jean-Luc Picard as you've never seen him before?

Sir Patrick Stewart stars as Walter Blunt, a cocaine-snorting, hard-drinking, womanising anchorman whose life begins to fall apart pretty quickly after he's caught trying to solicit a prostitute.

He comes to the US with his fellow alcoholic manservant in tow with a nightly chat show that'll see him take aim at American values and society.

There's also a pretty impressive supporting cast made up of Curb Your Enthusiasm's Richard Lewis, Wes Anderson-regular Jason Schwarztmann and two-time Academy Award-nominated Jacki Weaver.

The new comedy series, written by Bored To Death's Jonathan Ames and exec-produced by Seth MacFarlane, is due to debut on American screens on August 22nd.

There's nothing confirmed as to when we'll see it on this side of the water, although there's a decent chance it'll crop up somewhere.

In the meantime, here's the full trailer. We're very, very excited about this one.