'Black Monday': Producer Seth Rogen and comedian Yassir Lester tease upcoming show starring Don Cheadle
Taking to Twitter the two members of the cast and crew of 'Black Monday' gave fans a good time with their display of humor in the comments section
Showtime has released the official poster and a new teaser for its upcoming comedy series 'Black Monday'. The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip).
Screen Actors Guild Award winner Paul Scheer (Veep) also stars. 'Black Monday' was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers too and directed the pilot. The 10-episode series will premiere Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
'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, the old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system and the glass ceiling.
While the teaser trailer sees Cheadle's character, Rod "The Jammer" Jaminski, speaks about coming for a dragon and producer Seth Rogen and comedian Yassir Lester (who is guest starring in the show) seems to have taken up the opportunity to tease fans a little more about the show.
Black Monday is coming next year. pic.twitter.com/W1ZnnceHDC— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 14, 2018
Lester commented on Rogen's Twitter post about the new poster, asking what it was about. Rogen replied, "A young dude named Yassir X who works as a trader." The conversation soon took a witty turn, as Lester claimed that probably the character Yassir X is "ugly" to which Rogen replied, "Yeah he’s young and hip. And handsome and strong and a hunk."
In the end, Yassir teased Rogen claiming, "Not gonna watch." Producer Todd J. Greenwald, the man behind the 2007 show 'Wizards of Waverly Place' also participated in the hilarious exchange of comments, as he pointed out to the traffic signal on the poster, saying, "Yellow street sign is the last detail".
Yellow street sign is the last detail... ;) pic.twitter.com/ctbgvMR3vn— Todd J. Greenwald (@ToddJGreenwald) December 15, 2018
A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, 'Black Monday' guest stars include Lester ('Making History'), Horatio Sanz ('Glow') and Michael James Scott ('Aladdin on Broadway'), with recurring guest stars Casey Wilson ('Happy Endings'), Ken Marino ('Wet Hot American Summer'), and Kurt Braunohler ('Bunk').
Emmy and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern ('Big Love'), Melissa Rauch ('The Big Bang Theory'), Julie Hagerty ('Airplane'), Kadeem Hardison ('A Different World'), Eugene Cordero ('Kong: Skull Island'), Vanessa Bell Calloway ('Shameless'), Tim Russ ('iCarly') and Jason Michael Snow ('The Book of Mormon') have also signed on as guest stars.
Watch the teaser below.