HBO’s The Brink drops Jack Black into Pakistan where he plays a foreign service officer, one of secretary of state Tim Robbins’ minions on the ground amid an escalating geopolitical crisis.
The unlikely trio of Black, Robbins and ace fighter pilot played by Pablo Schreiber will need to pull together to prevent the chaos from spiraling into World War III. Did we mention this is a comedy?
HBO is rolling out The Brink and another rookie comedy following the season premiere of True Detective in a bid to drive sampling for the new shows. True Detective returns for its sophomore season at 9PM June 21, followed by the Dwayne Johnson comedy Ballers at 10 and The Brink at 10:30.
The Brink was created by Roberto Benabib with Kim Benabib. Jerry Weintraub, Jay Roach and Roberto Benabib are exec producers with Kim Benabib is co exec producers. Black and Robbins also serve as producers.