Black Monday is officially getting a season 2 at Showtime.
The ’80-set Wall Street comedy starring Don Cheadle, Regina Hall and Andrew Rannells was renewed by the network Monday. The ten-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2020 premiere.
“Black Monday mines big comedy from the greed, the style, the music, and the excess of the ’80s, but it’s also sneaky smart in its social commentary about that era – and indirectly, our current era as well,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “We can’t wait to see what inspired depravity David and Jordan will cook up in season 2.”
The series’ official description: Black Monday takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who “caused it” … until now. It’s the fictional 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.
Cheadle stars as a “self-educated, self-made, self-destructive master of the universe whose firm the financial press called “the L.A. Raiders of corporate raiders.” Hall stars as “the first female head trader on the street, who’ll ride the second wave of feminism through a sea of horny millionaires.”
Season 1 wrapped up on Showtime last month.