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Here's the First Trailer for HBO's 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

HBO's new comedy The Brink premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30pm, and the pay network released the first trailer today. Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, the series follows a low-level military officer (Black) and the Secretary of State (Robbins) during a geopolitical crisis. Aasif Mandvi, Pablo Schreiber, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson also star.

HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the ParentsAustin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordered in the fall. The Brink follows three characters involved in a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a low-level military officer (Black), and a navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black). Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, and Eric Ladin play supporting roles in the show, which HBO quickly ordered to series after receiving and watching the pilot yesterday.

HBO Sets Premiere Dates for New Comedies 'The Brink' and 'Ballers'

HBO announced a round of premiere dates today, and two new comedies are set to make their TV debuts in June. According to Deadline, the series premiere of Ballers and The Brink will air after the True Detective premiere on Sunday, June 21st at 9:30pm and 10:00pm, respectively. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor" and also stars Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole, and LeToya Luckett. The Brink comes from Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim and stars Tim Robbins [...]

Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO

Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBOThe Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secretary of State, while Black will play a low-level foreign service officer; the third lead character, a Navy fighter pilot, hasn't been cast yet. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib is penning the script with his brother Kim, and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), will produce and direct the pilot.

Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy 'The Brink' Premieres on HBO This Summer

It's been almost a year since HBO ordered The Brink to series, but now the network has finally revealed when the Jack Black/Tim Robbins-starring show will debut its 10-episode season: sometime this summer. The show also stars Pablo Schreiber with series regulars Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson. Here's the full description of the series, which was co-created by Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim and is produced by Jay Roach:

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 [...]