Though HBO recently opted not to pick up the comedy series Family Tree and Hello Ladies for second seasons, the network has now added a new comedy offering to its upcoming schedule. THR reports that HBO has ordered to series the comedy The Brink, which stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins as a foreign service officer and the U.S. Secretary of State, respectively. Executive produced by Jay Roach (Recount, Austin Powers) and Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra), the show focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Weeds alum Roberto Benabib wrote the pilot script alongside his brother Ken Benabib and will act as showrunner, while Roach will helm the pilot.
The Brink will join HBO’s current comedy lineup, which includes Girls, the recently premiered Looking, and Mike Judge’s upcoming series Silicon Valley. Production begins later this year, so the show likely won’t premiere until sometime in 2015, though no official date has been announced.