Rob Brydon and Michelle Gomez are set to guest star 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. Brydon and Gomez will play Martin and Vanessa, respectively, an intelligent, tight-knit, eccentric couple.
Brydon, repped by Mosaic in the U.S, and United Agents in the UK, appeared in BAFTA-winning BBC America series Gavin And Stacey. He also won British Comedy Awards for Marion And Geoff and Human Remains and can be seen in The Trip follow The Trip To Italy. Gomez, repped by Evolution Entertainment, Independent Talent Group and Abrams Artists, appeared on BBC comedy Green Wing. She also starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the Roundabout Theatre Co. production If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.