The minds behind the upcoming Showtime series "The Brink" want us to know no one will be offended by the political thriller.
The series details a scenario that puts us close to World War III, a moment including Pakistani characters depicted with the utmost of care.
Key cast members as well as “The Brink’s” executive producer, Jerry Weintraub, told reporters this week that the production hired cultural experts to make sure its content won’t upset viewers in Pakistan.
The show went further, relegating its satirical elements to the “broader” political targets while showing both Pakistan and Pakistani characters with more sensitivity.
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