Jack Black Tim Robbins

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.

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