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It looks like Nacho Libre‘s “Friar Storm” was reassigned from Mexico to Pakistan and we’re going to get Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot in a business suit. The Brink, is coming to HBO on June 21 with Jack Black playing FSO Alex Talbot and Tim Robbins, apparently playing the philandering or kinky (take your pick) Secretary of State Walter Larson. Aasif Mandvi, of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” plays Rafiq Massoud, a Pakistani employee of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. TV.com says that the dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis (some rogue general took over somebody’s nukes) “through the eyes of three disparate, desperate men” who must “pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.” Sounds so totally not Madam Secretary.
Jack Black sure makes the apocalypse look fun in this new trailer for HBO’s “The Brink” http://t.co/gbR3pZX89d
— Esquire Magazine (@Esquiremag) April 10, 2015
Is Global Annihilation Funny? The Brink Thinks So http://t.co/xD2KdBJew5 via @VanityFair — Adam J. Jefferis (@AdamJefferis) March 18, 2015
This summer, HBO goes nuclear with #TheBrink. We’re pretty stoked http://t.co/SQ383XBKNH
— Nukes of Hazard (@nukes_of_hazard) January 9, 2015
New colleague @USAID_Pakistan on @HBO. Is he an @afsatweets member or @Diplopundit contrib yet? pic.twitter.com/a7oxP6QQ8r — Chris Saenger (@zizenga) April 14, 2015
@zizenga @USAID_Pakistan @HBO @afsatweets OMG, they reassigned “Friar Storm” from Mexico to Pak!. Well, not yet, but on it!
— Diplopundit (@Diplopundit) April 14, 2015
We understand that if it catches on, we could be watching The Brink tackle different crises in different parts of the world for its next seasons. We would like to make a public appeal now that Alex Talbott put in Venezuela top of his bidlist so the next season will be set in the Western Hemisphere.
The Brink’s 10-episode season premieres June 21 at 10:30PM on HBO. Get your funny bones ready, or if you don’t have one, stay away from teevee this summer.