Some fans of the HBO freshman comedy began to worry when the network renewed its other freshman series Ballers, but didn’t renew The Brink at the same time. Well, those fears can now be put to rest.
HBO has announced that it will bring the series back for a second season joining its freshman partner in crime Ballers.
The most recent episode of The Brink drew 1.06 million viewers in Live+Same Day viewing, which was a slight increase over the previous week’s numbers.
Although the renewal is good news for the series, all news lately hasn’t been good. Just two weeks ago, legendary producer Jerry Weintraub passed away from cardiac arrest in a Santa Barbara hospital. Jerry served as an executive producer on the series.
The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: Walter Larson (played by Tim Robbins), the US Secretary of State; Alex Talbot (Jack Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot.
These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.