'Black Monday' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Showtime's Wall Street comedy

Season 2 ended on an unexpectedly dark note. Dawn takes the fall for Black Monday and ends up in prison, Blair goes through excruciating electroshock conversion therapy and Mo is left alone


                            'Black Monday' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Showtime's Wall Street comedy
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall (Showtime)
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Fans of Showtime’s Wall Street dark comedy ‘Black Monday’ have a reason to celebrate. Showtime, on October 15, announced that it is picking up a third season of the show, and in every way, that is great news.

Release date

‘Black Monday’ Season 3 will start production on ten episodes next year for a 2021 debut on Showtime.

Plot

‘Black Monday’ follows a motley crew of underdogs who caused the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. Season 2 followed Dawn (Regina Hall) and Blair (Andrew Rannells) as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Don Cheadle) and Keith (Paul Scheer) fled to Miami. Along the way, Blair used a congressman, Dawn used a college fund honcho, Keith got used by the Lehman Brothers and Tiff (Casey Wilson) used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend -- skants! 

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But the season ended on an unexpectedly dark note. Dawn takes the fall for Black Monday and ends up in prison. Blair goes through excruciating electroshock conversion therapy to hide the fact that he’s gay and moves up the political ladder. And Mo, the leader of the ragtag group of Wall Street brokers, is left alone, as he starts The Mo Co, a whole new company from the scratch. What lies in store for him, his band of underdogs and his enemies will all play out in season 3.

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Cast

Don Cheadle as Mo

Don Cheadle. (Getty Images)

The 55-year-old American actor, author, director, producer, and writer is perhaps best known for playing Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series ‘House of Lies’, for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013. Cheadle’s film career includes notable roles in ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘Rebound: The Legend of Earl', 'The Goat', 'Manigault’, ‘Rosewood’, ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Out of Sight’, ‘Traffic’, and ‘The Ocean's Trilogy’.

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Cheadle also gained acclaim for playing the superhero War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Terrence Howard. He appeared as War Machine in ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Captain Marvel’, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’. 

Regina Hall as Dawn

Regina Hall. (Getty Images)

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The 49-year-old American actor is perhaps best known on television for her role in the comedy series ‘Ally McBeal’. On film, however, Hall has created a space for herself with her comic roles, especially in the ‘Scary Movie’ film series. Her other significant film roles include ‘The Best Man’, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, ‘Malibu's Most Wanted’, ‘Think Like a Man’, ‘Think Like a Man Too’, ‘About Last Night’, ‘Vacation’, ‘Girls Trip’, ‘The Hate U Give’, and ‘Little’.

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Andrew Rannells as Blair

Andrew Rannells. (Getty Images)

The 42-year-old American actor, voice actor, and singer has appeared in films like ‘A Simple Favor’, ‘The Prom’, ‘The Boys in the Band’, and more. On TV, especially in animated shows, he’s lent his voice to ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Central Park’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, and more.

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He is an accomplished theater actor. Rannells was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical ‘The Book of Mormon’. He won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a featured soloist on the musical's original Broadway cast recording. His other Broadway credits include ‘Hairspray’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, ‘Jersey Boys’, and ‘The Boys in the Band’.

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Creators

Cheadle, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg serve as executive producers, and Rannells and Hall also serve as producers, in the show created by showrunners and executive producers David Caspe and Jordan Cahan. Caspe is best known for his work in television as the creator of sitcoms such as ABC's 'Happy Endings', NBC's 'Marry Me', and writing the 2012 film 'That's My Boy'. ‘Black Monday’ is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television.

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Trailer

No trailer has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more information.

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‘Succession’, ‘Billions’, ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Dynasty’, and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.