HBO’s comedy series The Brink will air this summer, according to the network. The new series, which was announced more than a year ago, stars Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber and is executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach. Black and Robbins are also involved as producers on what HBO describes as an epic dark comedy.
The cast of The Brink also includes Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, Geoff Pierson, John Larroquette, Carla Gugino, Mimi Kennedy, Melanie Kannokada, Marshall Manesh, Meera Syal, Erick Avari, Iqbal Theba, Rob Brydon, Michelle Gomez, Lamont Thompson, Bernard White, Jaimie Alexander and Mary Farber.
HBO hasn’t confirmed a premiere date for the show’s first 10 episode season.
When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter Larson (Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Black) and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Schreiber). From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House situation room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.