Carla Gugino will star in HBO’s “epic dark comedy” The Brink for a multi-episode arc, joining a cast that includes Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Gugino will play a lawyer named Joanne Larson who’s married to Robbins’ character, Walter Hollander, who also happens to be the U.S. Secretary of State.
As we reported previously, The Brink is the brainchild of Jerry Weintraub and Jay Roach, who crafted a pilot HBO liked so much, it ordered it to series only a day after watching it. The story follows a global catastrophe and how it affects three different men in public service: Robbins; Black, who plays a foreign service officer; and Orange Is The New Black’s Pablo Schreiber, who plays a fighter pilot.
John Larroquette, Aasif Mandvi, and Jaimie Alexander round out the rest of The Brink’s supporting cast. As of yet, the show does not have a premiere date.