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Black Monday

Black Monday

Photo Credit:  Erin Simkin/Showtime
  • Premiered: 
    January 20, 2019
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by David Caspe & Jordan Cahan 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: historical, financial

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by series star Don Cheadle, BLACK MONDAY is a half-hour comedy series that takes viewers 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. It's all happening at The Jammer Group, a ragtag Wall Street firm headed by Maurice 'Mo' Monroe, who leads his team of misfit traders, including no-nonsense Dawn, eager-to-please Keith, wild man Wayne, and hotshot Yassir. Into this motley mix walks Blair Pfaff, 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. In the series opener, "365" (written by Jordan Cahan & David Caspe; directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg), 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. Guest stars for Season 1 include: Bruce Dern as legendary trader Rod, Melissa Rauch as Keith's loving wife Shira and Kadeem Hardison as Dawn's husband Spencer, with Vanessa Bell Calloway and Tim Russ as Daw's artist mother Ruth and professor father Walter. Julie Hagerty and Phil Reeves are heads of a designer denim empire and Jason Michael Snow plays Mike, a Broadway actor.
On Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, Showtime premieres the season finale of BLACK MONDAY. In the season ender, "0," everything comes crashing down.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by Showtime


  • - New York City, New York USA