Veep meets Zero Dark Thirty meets Dr. Strangelove? HBO’s The Brink, a half-hour comedy series about clueless American foreign-intelligence types screwing things up in the Middle East, looks and sounds like my kind of deal. Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Esai Morales as the U.S. President. Costarring Orange Is the New Black‘s Pablo Schreiber and The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi. Premiering on Sunday, 6.21.
Boilerplate: “Black plays a Jr. foreign service officer who happens to get trapped in a politically unstable foreign country undergoing a military coup. Luckily for the bigwigs at Washington, Black becomes their eyes and ears as the U.S. President (Morales) and his Secretary of State (Robbins) try to prevent World War III.”