Showtime’s upcoming comedy Black Monday returns to October 19, 1987, the day that saw the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
The series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (AMC’s Preacher, Hulu’s Future Man) tells the fictional story of a group of outsiders who took on Wall Street’s old boys’ club and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini and the glass ceiling along the way.
But everyone’s got dreams, and some people’s dreams are bigger than others. As Cheadle’s character Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski says in the above trailer, “I’m coming for you, dragon. I’m coming for you.” Never mind that the dragon might actually be coming for him.
Black Monday stars Don Cheadle, who also executive produces. Also starring are Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer. Guest stars include Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch, Julie Hagerty, Kadeem Hardison, Eugene Cordero, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Russ and Jason Michael Snow.
The show was created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who are executive producers and showrunners. Rogen and Goldberg executive produce and directed the pilot.
Black Monday premieres on Showtime on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 10 p.m.