"Black Monday" tells the Story of Outsiders who Crashed a Lamborghini, the Stock Market and the Glass Ceiling

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17 January 2019
Black Monday
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"Black Monday"
Premieres Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime
          The SHOWTIME® comedy series BLACK MONDAY takes us back to October 19, 1987, aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history. To this day, no one knows who caused it – until now. The 10-episode series takes place at The Jammer Group, a ragtag Wall Street firm headed by Maurice “Mo” Monroe (Emmy nominee and Golden Globe® winner Don Cheadle). Mo leads his team of misfit traders, including no-nonsense Dawn (Regina Hall, Girls Trip), eager-to-please Keith (SAG® Award winner Paul Scheer, The League), wild man Wayne (Horatio Sanz, Saturday Night Live), and hotshot Yassir (Yassir Lester, Making History). Into this motley mix walks Blair Pfaff (Tony® Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells, Girls), a young wide-eyed trader who gets in way over his head.

          Together, they take on the moneyed, blueblood, old-boys club of New York finance and end up unwittingly crashing a Lamborghini limousine, the glass ceiling and the world’s largest financial system in this scathing comic commentary on 1980s excess. Recurring guest stars are Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) as Blair’s girlfriend, Kurt Braunholer (Bunk) as Jammer foe Ty Daverman, Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer) as the Leighman Brothers and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island) as a Jammer Group trader. Among the many guest stars are Emmy and two-time Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern as legendary trader Rod, Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Keith’s loving wife Shira and Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) as Dawn’s husband Spencer, with Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless) and Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) as Daw’s artist mother Ruth and professor father Walter. Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, Instant Family) and Phil Reeves (Veep) are heads of a designer denim empire and Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon) plays Mike, a Broadway actor.
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