HBO Greenlights Dark Geopolitical Comedy
By Mary Chuy
Despite the amazing support he received from his colleagues earlier this year, veteran actor Esai Morales may not have won the SAG/AFTRA presidency last August when he ran, but he has upped the ante and is now the President of the United States!!! Well, not really, but he will soon be co-starring on HBO’s new pilot The Brink as Julian Navarro The President of the United States of America!
Morales recently co-starred on Starz’s Magic City, and just wrapped a supporting role in the feature La Vida Robot. He is currently recurring on CBS’ Criminal Minds, and now adds President of the Unites States to his credits. A gifted and talented actor who is finally getting the roles he deserves Esai will continue to amaze, we are sure.
The Brink will use dark comedy while navigating the political world with Tim Robbins playing the U.S. Secretary of State, Walter Hollander; Jack Black as Alex Coppins, a Foreign Service officer; and Pablo Schreiber as ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan, all working for Julian Navarro, the Commander in Chief. Thank you HBO and producers for putting together a great cast! This show already has my interest.
The Brink will be directed by Jay Roach and written by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. It will be executive produced by Jerry Weintraub.
Morales is currently represented by Innovative Artists and KLWGN.