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The Brink: HBO Orders Jack Black and Tim Robbins TV Series

11 February 2014 11:19 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Deadline reports that HBO has ordered a new comedy series called The Brink.

Written by Roberto Benabib (Weeds) and his brother Kim Benabib, The Brink is a dark comedy that focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate (and desperate) men -- Us Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Tim Robbins); lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins (Jack Black); and an ace Navy fighter pilot named Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber). They must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.

Co-stars include Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales and Eric Ladin. No word on how many episodes have been ordered or when the series will start airing.

What do you think? Do you like the sound of The Brink? Will you give it a try? »

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HBO orders 'The Brink' starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins to series

11 February 2014 2:45 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

With its series order of "The Brink," HBO may have found the perfect companion for "Veep."

The pay cabler has given the comedy project starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, from executive producer Jerry Weintraub, a series order, Deadline reports.

Written by former "Weeds" executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib, "The Brink" is billed as an "epic dark comedy" that centers on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a low-ranking Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber, "Orange Is the New Black"), a star Navy fighter pilot. The three men must find their way through the chaos that surrounds them to try and avoid World War III.

With a pilot directed by Jay Roach, "The Brink" also co-stars Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson and Esai Morales.

The pilot was completed quickly »

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HBO Gives Series Order To Comedy Pilot ‘The Brink’ Starring Jack Black & Tim Robbins, From Jay Roach & Jerry Weintraub

11 February 2014 2:04 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In a very quick turnaround, HBO has given a series order to The Brink, its comedy pilot starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub. Written by former Weeds executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother 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. Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales and Eric Ladin co-star on the series, executive produced by Roberto Benabib, Weintraub and Roach. Kim Benabib and Susie Ekins co-executive produce. This marks the first HBO series for Weintraub and Roach, »

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