Showtime has ordered the comedy series Black Monday starring and executive produced by Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe® winning actor Don Cheadle. The series was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad), who will also executive produce, directed the pilot.
BLACK MONDAY takes us back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.
“BLACK MONDAY is a scathing comic commentary on the excess of the ’80s,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said. “Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall lead a hilarious cast that takes on blue-blooded Wall Street as the Bad News Bears of Wall Street trading firms.”
Paul Scheer, Yassir Lester, Michael James Scott and Eugene Cordero will co-star with guest stars Casey Wilson, Ken Marino and Kurt Braunohler.
The series will premiere in 2019.