Hollywood funnyman Jack Black’s political comedy series “The Brink”, which was renewed last summer, has now been cancelled.
HBO confirmed to multiple media outlets that it has ultimately decided not to move forward with Jay Roach’s Middle East-set series – despite having previously commissioned a second season, reported Deadline.
The cable network announced: “After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give ‘The Brink’ the attention it deserves for a second season.
“We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best.”
Prior to its renewal, the future of “The Brink” had been in doubt in the wake of producer Jerry Weintraub’s death while the series was airing.
Black, Tim Robbins and Aasif Mandvi starred in the dark comedy as US diplomats stationed in Islamabad, Pakistan – a hotbed of unrest in the Middle East.
The series was created for HBO by novelist Kim Benabib and her brother Roberto Benabib (Weeds).