HBO has renewed their new TV show The Brink for a second season.
A dark comedy series, The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men — womanizing US Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Jack Black), and Zeke “Z-Pak” Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), a drug-dealing ace Navy fighter pilot. Others in the cast include Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, Carla Gugino, and Eric Ladin.
The series debuted on June 21st and five episodes of the season’s 10 episodes have aired so far. They’ve averaged a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.22 million viewers. The season finale is currently scheduled for Auguest 23rd.
The renewal comes two weeks after the passing of executive producer Jerry Weintraub at the age of 77. The cast’s options were set to expire tomorrow and had already been extended a week.
What do you think? Do you like The Brink TV show? Do you think HBO should have renewed the low-rated series or cancelled it instead?