'Black Monday' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the Showtime series
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.
The 10-episode season 2 of ‘Black Monday’ is set to debut on Sunday, March 15 at 10/9c, on Showtime.
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.
The trailer of ‘Black Monday’ Season 2 that dropped on February 24, looks promising. It begins with Don Cheadle confessing in front of law enforcement authorities that he was the one who caused Black Monday, the famous 1987 stock market crash. Of course, he gets laughed at. The trailer is a wild ride, full of comedic moments, money (lots of it), guns, betrayal, and of course, cocaine! As Cheadle says in the trailer, “This plan might actually work. And I owe it to my first love: cocaine.”
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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