Check out the trailer for upcoming Showtime series Black Monday, led by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle.
Executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg (This Is the End, Preacher), who are both also on board as directors, the series takes a look at the worst stock market crash that Wall Street has ever seen. Black Monday, also known as Black Tuesday in some countries (like Australia; time zone difference), is the name given to 19 October 1987, when stock markets around the world plummeted, a crash that kicked off in Hong Kong, went through Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand. The US saw a 22% stock market drop in that October, Australia a big 41% dive, and New Zealand a massive 60% crash that would take years to recover.
Looks like they’re going for something like Wolf of Wall Street meets The Big Short with this one, with Cheadle playing Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski, who’s going to “put the brother in Lehman brothers.” It’s a slickly edited, energetic trailer, showing off excess while pumping Lil Wayne’s “Uproar”. Yeah, this one’s going on the list. Check out the “explicit language” trailer below.
Black Monday, also starring Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, will premiere on Showtime on 20 January 2019.
Showtime’s official synopsis for Black Monday:
BLACK MONDAY takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. It’s 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. Starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.