'Black Monday': Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz join cast of Showtime comedy series
The series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
A new Showtime comedy 'Black Monday' is adding to its guest star lineup with Emmy and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (Big Love), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) and Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Glow) signing on, along with Julie Hagerty (Airplane, Instant Family), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Saints and Sinners), Tim Russ (iCarly) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon).
The 10-episode series is executive produced and stars Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle along with two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) is also featured.
Creators David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl) serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad) are the executive producers and have directed the pilot. Currently in production, 'Black Monday' will premiere in January.
Dern will play Rod, a legendary trader, while Sanz will play Wayne, a Wall Street wild man, who works at Mo’s (Cheadle) Jammer Group. Rauch will play Shira, the loving wife of trader Keith (Scheer). Hagerty is Jackie Georgina, the matriarch of a designer denim empire. Bell Calloway and Russ will play Dawn’s (Hall) artist mother Ruth and professor father Walter respectively. Finally, Snow is playing Mike, a Broadway actor. Previously announced guest star Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) will play Spencer, Dawn’s husband.
A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, 'Black Monday' guest stars also include Yassir Lester (Making History), Michael James Scott (Aladdin on Broadway) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), with recurring guest stars Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer), and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk).
The series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … 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, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.