BLACK MONDAY

SERIES OVERVIEW

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 series was created and executive produced by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who also serve as showrunners. Emmy® nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg executive produced and directed the pilot. James Weaver and Don Cheadle also serve as executive producers.

The 10-episode series premieres on Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM ET/PT.

It’s all happening 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.

BLACK MONDAY is a co-production between SHOWTIME and Sony Pictures Television.

 

EPISODE SYNOPSES

Episode 1 – “365”
Written by Jordan Cahan & David Caspe
Directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Recurring Guest Stars: Kurt Braunohler, Eugene Cordero,
Yassir Lester, Ken Marino, Casey Wilson

Wide-eyed Blair is thrust into the insane world of ’80s Wall Street. Mo enacts his master plan to take over the Georgina Jeans Company.

 

Episode 2 – “364”
Written by Jessi Klein
Directed by Charles Stone III
Guest Star: Paul Rust
Recurring Guest Stars: Kurt Braunohler, Eugene Cordero,
Kadeem Hardison, Yassir Lester, Horatio Sanz

A Hollywood screenwriter shadows Mo at the office, as he and Dawn fight over her desire to be made a partner. Keith plays a prank on Blair.

 

Episode 3 – “339”
Written by Jim Brandon & Brian Singleton
Directed by Charles Stone III
Guest Stars: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Russ
Recurring Guest Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Melissa Rauch,
Jason Michael Snow, Casey Wilson


Mo attempts to create a father/son bond with Blair. Dawn and Spencer (guest star Kadeem Hardison) have a lively dinner with Dawn’s parents. Keith finds his secret increasingly difficult to hide.