Showtime is bringing back all the dirt that was smudged on Wall Street back on October 19, 1987, with its latest David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl)- created show, 'Black Monday'. Starring Don Cheadle ('House of Lies'), Andrew Rannells, Regina Halls, and Paul Scheer, the premise of the show revolves around October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, which, to this day, no one knows what the cause was…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 and the glass ceiling. Producer Seth Rogen's latest Twitter post directly indicated the group of outsiders is here to overthrow the monopoly ruling Wall Street.
In the clip shared on the social media platform, Cheadle's lead character, Rod "The Jammer" Jaminski, can be heard claiming: "It's been the same monopoly man at the top of Wall Street for thousand years." The scene is immediately thrown into disarray as we observe the similar thrashing of the stock market offices which was so spectacularly highlighted in the 2013 Martin Scorsese directed-movie, 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Black Monday is coming in January. pic.twitter.com/iPID2mffIC— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 20, 2018
Rod's dialogue is immediately followed by Dawn Darcy, played by Regina Hall, encouraging Rod saying: "Wall Street's not the roller coaster. You are." It seems 'Black Monday' is about reclaiming one's position on the social ladder while overthrowing the game-changers of the world's most raving stock-market.
Fans are excited about the show, which is bound to reflect upon incidents from Scorsese's movie which recounted Jordan Belfort's perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm, Stratton Oakmont, engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street that ultimately led to his downfall.
Let the countdown begin. #BlackMonday.— Black Monday (@SHOBlackMonday) December 20, 2018
January 20. #Showtime. pic.twitter.com/0NrTBJyqxp
Rightfully titled 'Savage', the teaser trailer reveals the inhumane activities that go on within the walls of the insane stock market, and it can be said Cheadle is just the perfect fit for the role. Cheadle starred in the 2012 show, 'House of Lies', where his character, Marty the Con, was a highly successful management consultant who tries anything and everything possible to provide his clients with relevant information, and it didn't matter to him if those things were immoral. Cheadle nailed the role of the beloved conman, who was, at the same time, a sincere team-player, and it seems in 'Black Monday', he is about to put on his boots once again as a bilker.
Along with Cheadle, 'Black Monday' is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and will see a stellar cast, including Andrew Rannells ('Girls'), Regina Hall ('Girls Trip'), Paul Scheer, Yassir Lester, Michael James Scott, and Eugene Cordero, with recurring guest star Casey Wilson, and guest stars Ken Marino and Kurt Braunohler. In addition to the new teaser, Showtime confirmed the 10-part series will begin January 20, 2019.