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Showtime’s New Comedy Series Revisits a Dark Day Three Decades Ago

Sep 28, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A new comedy series coming up on Showtime goes back more than three decades to Black Monday — the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. “Black Monday,” starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, premieres in January 2019.

The first-look teaser-trailer, released today, can be seen below.

Cheadle stars and executive produces. The series was created by David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and Jordan Cahan (“My Best Friend’s Girl”), who will be executive producers and showrunners. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Preacher,” “Superbad”), who will also executive produce, directed the pilot.

“‘Black Monday’ takes viewers 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 and the glass ceiling,” Showtime says.

“Black Monday” 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”).

The co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios will premiere with ten episodes.

Here’s the teaser-trailer …

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