'Black Monday' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about the Showtime series
Season 2 will probably pick up with the last strike which finally triggered the stock market crash, and the story goes on
SHOWTIME announced today that it has picked up a second season for its series 'Black Monday'. The comedy about a motley crew of underdogs causing the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street stars and is executive produced by Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle.
Two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells ('Girls') and Regina Hall ('Girls Trip') star in and produce the series. The show is created by showrunners and executive producers David Caspe ('Happy Endings') and Jordan Cahan ('My Best Friend’s Girl'). Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ('Preacher', 'Superbad', 'Future Man') serve as executive producers.
'Black Monday' will resume production on 10 episodes later this year for a 2020 debut on the network.
A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sony Pictures Television, 'Black Monday' takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who “caused it” … until now. It’s the fictional 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. Season 2 will probably pick up with the last strike which finally triggered the stock market crash.
It is expected that the old cast will return to resume their roles. Season 1 saw Cheadle take up the role of Rod "The Jammer" Jamisnki, a man for whom the first thing is always money and second is cocaine. Also, his "third favorite thing is to roll up my first favorite thing into a mountain of [his] second favorite thing."
Similarly, Hall will also return to pick up her role as Darcy, a woman in a man's world who literally has command over every living being around her. Also, Rannells will return to resume his role of Blair Pfaff, a die-hard fan of Rod and a clever yet emotionally charged worker at Wall Street.
The show was created by Cahan and Caspe. Caspe is best known for his work in television as creator of sitcoms such as ABC's 'Happy Endings', NBC's 'Marry Me', and writing the 2012 film 'That's My Boy'. The co-creators took care not to put their freedom into alternate use and stick to what they had set out to represent in the first place.
News: No Nudity
Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. said, "'Black Monday' mines big comedy from the greed, the style, the music, and the excess of the ’80s, but it’s also sneaky smart in its social commentary about that era – and indirectly, our current era as well. We can’t wait to see what inspired depravity David and Jordan will cook up in season two.”
The creators have in fact taken it upon themselves that there will be no nudity on the show. Cahan explained, "It was finding our own internal line of what felt appropriate" for which they chose to never show female nudity. "We are a comedy; we don’t necessarily want to contribute to that on TV," he said.
Where to watch:
Season 2 will return to Showtime.
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