HBO DEBUTS ANTICIPATED RETURN OF “TRUE DETECTIVE” AND TWO NEW ORIGINAL COMEDIES, “BALLERS” AND “THE BRINK,” THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST IN CARIBBEAN, SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH U.S.A
HBO strengthens its exclusive content offering every Sunday night with the season two premiere of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated hit drama series True Detective, along with the debut of two new original comedies, Ballers and The Brink, this Sunday, June 21st in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States.
The night of anticipated premieres begins at 21:00 hrs. AST* with season two of the original drama series True Detective, created and written by Emmy® nominee Nic Pizzolatto.
This new season stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch star, with the first two episodes directed by Justin Lin (The Fast & The Furious franchise, upcoming Star Trek 3).
Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner; McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves;
and Kelly Reilly plays Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
The ten-episode season explores the sun-soaked world of a group of past and present football players in Miami, FL. Though they’re pros when it comes to playing the game, each has a harder time navigating life off the field.
His inner circle includes a talented but volatile wide receiver Ricky (John David Washington), who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles (Omar Miller), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and rookie sensation Vernon (Donovan Carter), whose promise never to for get “where he came from” brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble.
Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Entourage); executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss.
Beginning its ten-episode season at 22:30 AST, this epic dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: US Secretary of State Walter Larson (Robbins); Alex Talbot (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer stationed in Islamabad; and Zeke “Z-Pak” Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot with a lucrative side business dealing prescription drugs.
Also starring Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson; executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach.
*Atlantic Standard Time. For local transmission times call (246) 620-FLOW/3569 or visit www.hbomax.tv.