Things aren’t looking good for America in HBO’s new black comedy The Brink. After a military coup in Pakistan, the powers that be in Washington react. US efforts are being led by a sex-crazed, alcoholic Secretary of State (Tim Robbins) and executed in Islamabad by a low-level diplomat (Jack Black). And then there’s a pill-popping, Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber) who’s really stressed out.
The President of the United States is portrayed by Esai Morales. He’s best known for his TV roles on Criminal Minds (Chief Cruz), Jericho (Major Beck), Vanished (Agent Tyner), NYPD Blue (Lt. Rodriguez), and for his role as Bob Morales in the film La Bamba. The Brink airs Sundays at 10:30 on HBO.