Welcome To a World of Trouble. THE BRINK, HBO’s New Geopolitical Comedy, Premieres June 21 on HBO Canada
— May 19, 2015
– Starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber –
– Also on Sunday, June 21 TRUE DETECTIVE returns, plus the new HBO comedy BALLERS debuts –
“The show spins … scary reality in a riotous, profane direction, reminiscent of HBO’s hit political comedy VEEP, telling a story of messy people trying to do a little good despite themselves.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
TORONTO (May 19, 2015) – 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 Lawson (Oscar® winner Tim Robbins, Mystic River), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black, School of Rock), and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber, THE WIRE). From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House situation room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, the new 10-episode, half-hour HBO comedy THE BRINK focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men, and premieres Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
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THE BRINK also stars: Aasif Mandvi (THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART) as Rafiq Massoud, Alex’s Pakistani driver and confidante; Maribeth Monroe (WORKAHOLICS) as Kendra Peterson, Walter’s seen-it-all aide; Eric Ladin (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) as Glenn “Jammer” Taylor, Zeke’s co-pilot; Esai Morales (NYPD BLUE) as U.S. President Julian Navarro; and Geoff Pierson (DEXTER) as Pierce Grey, the ultra-hawkish Secretary of Defense.
Additional cast members include: John Larroquette (DECEPTION); Carla Gugino (WAYWARD PINES); Mimi Kennedy (Midnight in Paris); Melanie Kannokada (Love, Lies and Seeta); Marshall Manesh (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Meera Syal (BROADCHURCH), Erick Avari (MADAM SECRETARY); Iqbal Theba (GLEE); Rob Brydon (THE TRIP); Michelle Gomez (DOCTOR WHO); Lamont Thompson (RIZZOLI & ISLES); Bernard White (SILICON VALLEY); Jaimie Alexander (AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.); and Mary Farber.
Also on Sunday, June 21 on HBO Canada, the eagerly awaited second season of TRUE DETECTIVE, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, debuts at 9 p.m. ET/MT, along with the premiere of the new HBO comedy BALLERS, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, at 10 p.m. ET/MT.
THE BRINK is created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib, and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA), Roberto Benabib (WEEDS) and Jay Roach (GAME CHANGE) who also directed the pilot. The series is co-executive produced by Kim Benabib and Susie Ekins and produced by Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Robert Lloyd Lewis, and David Holstein.
In Eastern Canada, the series will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About HBO Canada HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.