Singapore – HBO’s all-new series, The Brink, starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schreiber, is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men.
The Brink begins its ten-episode season in Asia same time as the U.S. immediately after Ballers − 22 June at 10.30am (9.30am Thai/Jkt), with a same day primetime encore at 10.30pm (9.30pm Thai/Jkt) on HBO. New episodes debut on Mondays at the same time. The series will also be on HBO GO from 22 June and HBO On Demand from 29 June.
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 Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson. From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House situation room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.
The Brink stars Jack Black (Golden Globe nominee for School of Rock and Bernie) as Alex Talbot, Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner for Mystic River, Best Director Oscar® nominee for Dead Man Walking) as Walter Larson and Pablo Schreiber (Law and Order: SVU, HBO’s The Wire) as Zeke Tilson.
Other series regulars include Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Eric Ladin (The Killing, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) and Geoff Pierson (Dexter).
Additional cast members include John Larroquette, Carla Gugino, Mimi Kennedy, Melanie Kannokada, Marshall Manesh, Meera Syal, Erick Avari, Iqbal Theba, Rob Brydon, Michelle Gomez, Lamont Thompson, Bernard White, Jaimie Alexander and Mary Farber.
Episode S101: “Pilot”
Premieres same time as the U.S − 22 June at 10.30am (9.30am Thai/Jkt) on HBO
Primetime encores on HBO − 22 June, 10.30pm (9.30pm Thai/Jkt), June 25, 12mn (11pm Thai/Jkt)
In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbot (Jack Black) asks his driver Rafiq (Aasif Mandvi) to take him to a bazaar to score some weed. Encountering a mass protest that turns violent, they flee their car and take refuge in the house Rafiq shares with his parents and sister. In Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) is fetched from a hotel tryst by his seen-it-all aide, Kendra Peterson (Maribeth Monroe), to attend an emergency White House meeting on the growing unrest in Pakistan. After learning that paranoid General Umair Zaman (Iqbal Theba) is threatening the region with destruction, President Navarro (Esai Morales) and ultra-hawkish Secretary of Defense Grey (Geoff Pierson) put a plan in motion to remove Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, against Larson’s advice that such an operation is risky and reckless.
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