Black Monday: Showtime drops trailer for 1987 stock-market crash comedy on 31st anniversary
The series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987, when the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street took place
Showtime released the first trailer for its latest comedy 'Black Monday' on the 31st anniversary of the Wall Street Stock Market crash on October 19, 1987, which was dubbed 'Black Monday' in popular parlance, and which gave the series its name.
The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.
The series takes viewers back to the fateful day in 1987 on the day of 'Black Monday.' The synopsis of Showtime's comedy reads; "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."
'Black Monday,' was created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The show also guest stars including Yassir 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).
'Black Monday' is a co-production by Showtime and Sony Pictures Television and the 10-episode series is slated to premiere January 20.