Showtime has released a teaser for its upcoming series Black Monday, which is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios, slated for release early 2019.
Created by David Caspe and Jordan Caha, who will serve as executive producers and showrunners, the new comedy series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987, aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. Described as “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,” the show stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, Paul Scheer, Yassir Lester, Michael James Scott, and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island). Casey Wilson will play a recurring guest character, while Ken Marino and Kurt Braunohler will be guest stars.
The teaser, which opens with a red Lamborghini speeding down the streets of New York City, features, among others, Don Cheadle stashing money in a safe, throwing a chair in front of a group of stockbrockers, which includes Andrew Rannells, and snorting an excessive amount of cocaine in his opulent living room, and giving his robot a high five. Rannells is seen in front of his computer, but also on a subway, standing among passengers with a bunch of red roses in his hands.
The song playing in the teaser trailer is the 2018 song “Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)” by American hip hop duo Kids See Ghosts, composed of Kanye West and Kid Cudi, from their eponymous debut album, “Kids See Ghosts”. The track, which is the sequel to West’s song “Ghost Town”, from his 2018 album, “Ye,” features a guest appearance from American rapper Ty Dolla Sign.
Season 1 of Black Monday, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere in January 2019.