HBO Orders Comedy The Brink and Drama Utopia to Series


According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered comedy The Brink and drama remake Utopia to series. Executive produced by the likes of Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra) and Jay Roach (Game Change), The Brink tells the story of how a geopolitical crisis impacts the lives of three powerful men. Tim Robbins is set to play the U.S. Secretary of State, while Jack Black will portray a lowly staffer caught in the middle of the chaos. The first episode will be penned by Robert0 Benabib (Weeds) and his brother Kim, with Emmy winner Roach directing. Utopia, meanwhile, is a remake of the 2013 British conspiracy thriller of the same name. From David Fincher (House of Cards) and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), the series follow a group of die-hard fans of a graphic novel who uncover the existence of a sequel, only for the hunt for the novel to put them in the type of danger they had only previously read about. Original executive producer Jane Featherstone will be involved in the Americ


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