Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette (Night Court) and Cass Bugge (Going The Distance) have been tapped for multi-episode arcs opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins on HBO half-hour comedy series The Brink, from Jerry Weintraub. Directed by Jay Roach from a script by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib, The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Larroquette will play Robert Kittredge, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, an imposing career diplomat rocked by world events. Bugge, repped by APA and Vincent Nastri at Bleecker Street Entertainment, will play Samantha Gregory, an assistant in the Embassy.

The Brink is executive produced by Roberto Benabib, Weintraub and Roach, with Kim Benabib and Susan Ekins co-executive producing, Black and Robbins producing and fellow co-star Aasif Mandvi co-producing.