Comedy is about to get dark and political on HBO as the upcoming political dark comedy, “The Brink,” is making its way to the small screen. According to Deadline, the television show, which also stars comedian Jack Black, added two new members to its cast, Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White, to join the project. Read on to learn more about this story.
The three unlikely saviors of mankind are the United States Secretary of State Walter Hollander who will be portrayed by Tim Robbins; lowly Foreign Service Officer Alex Coppins will be portrayed by Jack Black; and Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan will be portrayed by Pablo Schreiber.
Deadline has reported Jaimie Alexander, best known for her role as Sif in “Thor” (2011), “Thor: The Dark World (2013)” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (2014), will be portraying Gail Sweet, a public affairs officer on an aircraft carrier. Alexander’s role will be a major recurring role.
Bernard White, who is best known for his role as Rama-Kandra in “Matrix Reloaded” (2003) and “Matrix Revolutions” (2003), will also play a major recurring role. White will be portraying General Haroon Raja, the ambitious, unpredictable and jealous head of the ISI,the intelligence agency of Pakistan. His character is driven by the ambition of ruling Pakistan someday.
The show, which will be directed by Jay Roach, will air on HBO and will run for half an hour. Roach, is no stranger to comedy as he has the films “Meet the Parents” (2000), “Meet the Fockers” (2004), “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005), “Borat” (2006) and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (2009) under his belt.
“The Brink” will be executively produced by Jerry Weintraub, Jay Roach and Roberto Benabib, along with Kim Benabib and Susan Ekins.
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