The Brink

HBO's 'The Brink': Jack Black and Tim Robbins Political Comedy Gets Series Order

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 11, 2014 @ 6:16 PM
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HBO will shed an impressive amount of its programming over the course of 2014, airing final seasons of 'True Blood,' 'The Newsroom' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' atop the cancellations of 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies,' so it isn't a surprise to see a star-studded pilot getting the fast track. To that end, HBO's Jay Roach-directed geopolitical comedy 'The Brink,' starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, has already been given a series order.

Jack Black and Tim Robbins Join HBO Dark Comedy Pilot 'The Brink'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 14, 2013 @ 1:34 PM
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Jack Black and Tim Robbins may not be the box-office draws they once were, but could they pull in the HBO crowd? We'll find out, as the premium cable network has recruited the duo to headline a new dark comedy pilot from director Jay Roach, taking the world of geopolitical crises to 'The Brink'!