Two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern is one of the key additions to a new comedy series in the works at Showtime. Dern, who’s also a Primetime Emmy nominee (in 2011, for “Big Love”) and a three-time Golden Globe nominee, joins “Black Monday” in a guest role.
Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz have also been announced for guest spots on the series, which premieres in January.
The new arrivals join a lineup of guest stars that also includes Julie Hagerty and Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Russ and Jason Michael Snow.
The 10-episode series is executive produced by and stars Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer.
“‘Black Monday’ takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street,” Showtime says in today’s announcement. “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 also notes: “Dern will play Rod, a legendary trader, while Sanz will play Wayne, a Wall Street wild man who works at Mo’s (Cheadle) Jammer Group. Rauch will play Shira, the loving wife of trader Keith (Scheer). Hagerty is Jackie Georgina, the matriarch of a designer denim empire. Bell Calloway and Russ will play Dawn’s (Hall) artist mother Ruth and professor father Walter. Finally, Snow is playing Mike, a Broadway actor. Previously announced guest star Kadeem Hardison (‘A Different World’) will play Spencer, Dawn’s husband.”
Creators David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and Jordan Cahan (“My Best Friend’s Girl”) are executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Preacher,” “Superbad”) are executive producers and directed the pilot.
A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, “Black Monday’s” guest stars also include Yassir Lester (“Making History”), Michael James Scott (“Aladdin on Broadway”) and Eugene Cordero (“Kong: Skull Island”), with recurring guest stars Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”), Ken Marino (“Wet Hot American Summer”), and Kurt Braunohler (“Bunk”).