HBO’s dark new comedy series “The Brink” focuses on a geopolitical crises in Pakistan and the trouble it causes for three very different men. We follow Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), bumbling Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Jack Black) and Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) as they hilariously and desperately scramble to save everyone from World War III.
This political satire, created by Roberto Benabib (“Little City”) and Kim Benabib, also stars Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson. It was executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach (who also directed the first episode). Episode 2, meanwhile, is directed by Tim Robbins himself.
The 10-episode season begins Sunday, June 21 at 10:30pm (after the premiere of “True Detective” Season 2 and series premiere of “Ballers”).