Black Monday Renewed at Showtime for a Third Season
Showtime has renewed the Emmy-nominated comedy series Black Monday for a third season, according to Variety. The new season will consist of 10 episodes with production scheduled for 2021.
Black Monday stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer. Recurring guest stars in Season 2 included Yassir Lester, Ken Marino, Horatio Sanz, and Casey Wilson.
Season 2 followed Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Rannells) as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Cheadle) and Keith (Scheer) fled to Miami. Along the way, Blair used a congressman, Dawn used a college fund honcho, Keith got used by the Leighman Brothers and Tiff (Wilson) used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend – skants. In the end, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co.
Created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who also serve as executive producers and showrunners, the show takes viewers back to October 18, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The series tells 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 and the glass ceiling.
Cheadle also executive produces, with Rannells and Hall producing. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg also executive produce. The series is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television.