After the success of Showtime’s House of Lies, Don Cheadle has signed on to star in a new series for the network titled Black Monday.
Black Monday is a comedy just like HOL, but it’s set back in Oct. 19, 1987, at the time of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
“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,” Showtime said of the series.
The trailer is set to Lil Wayne’s “Uproar” and showcases the grit and comedy that the series plans to capture with Cheadle’s character saying, “I am black Moses and I am going to put the ‘brother’ in Lehman Brothers,” and Andrew Rannell’s character revealing, “I’m gonna become the biggest swinging dick on Wall Street.”
According to Deadline, Don Cheadle will play Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski, a fast-talking, cocaine snorting go-getter who owns a financial firm he started from the ground up. The show also starts Regina Hall of Scary Movie fame as Dawn Darcy, a tough-cookie and a groundbreaker as the first female on Wall Street to be a head trader and Andrew Rannells from Girls, as Blair Pfaff a sheltered new trader who just graduated from Wharton.
“What do you say Mr. MBA,” Don Cheadle as Jaminiski asks to Rannells’ character in the trailer. “Do you want to f*ck with me?”
“I would love to f*ck with you,” Rannells’ as Pfaff responds.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will also has an incredible guest star list including Horatio Sanz, Eugene Cordero, Jason Michael Snow, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Kurt Braunohler, Bruce Dern, Yassir Lester, Kadeem Hardison, Melissa Rauch, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Julie Hagerty, Tim Russ and Michael James Scott.
The ten-episode series is created and written by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan and is executive produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who also directed the pilot.
Black Monday premieres on Showtime on Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and provides a fictional explanation as to who caused the mysterious stock-market crash of 1987. Sadly, it doesn’t reveal if War Machine is able to resurrect any of the dead Avengers.