You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jack Black-Tim Robbins HBO Comedy Gets Series Order

HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November.

Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all, and Robbins plays Walter Hollander, the U.S. secretary of State who has big appetites and little patience for the warmongers in the Situation Room.

Roberto Benabib is exec producing alongside Jerry Weintraub and Jay Roach, with Kim Benabib co-exec producing.

Variety sister site Deadline Hollywood broke the news.

More TV

  • Different projects require a different strategy.

    'Bosch' Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • Pilot -- Upon learning that Lesley

    CBS Pulls Comedy 'Living Biblically' Off Schedule

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • Hulu Orders Middle School Comedy 'PEN15'

    Hulu Orders Middle School Comedy 'PEN15'

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- The Emmy-winning

    Everything We Know About 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • Tyne Daly

    'Murphy Brown' Revival Adds Tyne Daly as Bar Owner Phil's Sister

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • Costume Designer Lyn Paolo

    Power Garments Defined the Political Class in ABC's 'Scandal'

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

  • Game of Thrones Omaze

    Emilia Clarke Teases 'Game of Thrones' Set Visit for Charity

    HBO has given a series order to “The Brink,” the dark comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach that tapped stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins in November. Penned by brothers Kim and Roberto Benabib, the epic dark comedy centers on a geopolitical crisis. Black plays Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content