Showtime greenlighted a new comedy series starring and executive produced by Emmy-nominated actor Don Cheadle. “Black Monday” comes is created by showrunners and executive producers David Caspe And Jordan Cahan, and also stars Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.
Cheadle returns to the pay-cable channel after a five-season run on “House of Lies.” “Black Monday,” which was formerly known as “Ball Street,” received a 10-episode order.
Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg directed the pilot and will also executive produce.
“Black Monday,” a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios, will premiere in 2019. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime says in the announcement that the series “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.”
Said Nevins: “‘Black Monday’ is a scathing comic commentary on the excess of the ’80s. 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.”
The series also stars Paul Scheer (The League), Yassir Lester (Making History), Michael James Scott (Aladdin on Broadway) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), with recurring guest star Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and guest stars Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer) and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk).