HBO Pulls the Plug on ‘The Brink’ Season 2

Series was renewed in July by premium cable network

Last Updated: October 27, 2015 @ 3:56 PM

HBO has decided not to go ahead with “The Brink” for a second season, TheWrap has learned.

The freshman series had been renewed by the premium cable network back in July, but executives at HBO have apparently changed their minds.

“After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give ‘The Brink’ the attention it deserves for a second season,” a representative for HBO told TheWrap. “We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best.”

“The Brink,” executive produced Jay Roach, who also directed the pilot, and Jerry Weintraub, is described as a dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men — Walter Larson, US Secretary of State, Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer and Zeke Tilson, an ace Navy fighter pilot.

Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber and Aasif Mandvi all starred in the show. The series was created by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib.

HBO’s current comedy slate now includes “Ballers” from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ “Veep,” and the Lena Dunham vehicle “Girls.” The network also ordered a new series written by and starring comedian Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore.