HBO Picks Up Jack Black’s The Brink to Series

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Jack Black poses in the press room during the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Kempin/2013 Getty Images

If anyone can save the world from a geopolitical crisis, it almost certainly isn't Jack Black. Nothing personal; it's just a very, very tall order. We look forward to watching him try though, now that HBO has ordered his dark comedy The Brink to series. Black stars as a Foreign Service officer who must work with Tim Robbins's secretary of State and Pablo Schreiber's Navy fighter pilot to quash a potentially cataclysmic international emergency. That plan's so crazy ... it just might work! Just kidding. Ten bucks says Jack Black's riding that H-bomb all the way down in the series finale.