HBO has set the premiere date for its newest comedy series. The pay cable channel will premiere “The Brink,” starring Jack Black, on Sunday, June 21.
The show, created by Roberto Benabib & Kim Benabib, is set for a 10-episode season.
Along with Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schreiber are in the cast, with Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach executive producing.
The network describes the series as a dark comedy that “focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men.”
The HBO announcement adds: “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.”
Here’s the trailer: