Showtime heads to Wall Street.
The network has officially ordered an ’80s-set, Wall Street-themed comedy series, Black Monday (known initially as Ball Street).
Don Cheadle and Regina Hall star in the series which has a 10-episode, first season order. Andrew Rannels also stars.
Set on October 19, 1987 (Black Monday), the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history, the series is the story of how outsiders took on the old-boys club and ended up crashing it all.
“Black Monday is a scathing comic commentary on the excess of the ’80s,” Nevins said. “Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall lead a hilarious cast that takes on blue-blooded Wall Street as the Bad News Bears of Wall Street trading firms.”
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.”
No timeline on when production begins, but look to expect the series sometime in the first half of 2019.