Showtime released the official trailer for their limited dark comedy series, Black Monday.
Created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners, Black Monday also boasts Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) as executive producers; they also directed the pilot.
“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.”
Cheadle plays a fast-talking, cocaine-toting stockbroker who declares in the trailer, “I am black Moses and I am going to put the ‘brother’ in Lehman Brothers,” while Rannells’ character declares, “I’m gonna become the biggest swinging dick on Wall Street.”
The trailer, soundtracked by Lil Wayne’s “Uproar,” captures the excess that comes with a healthy market and the dramatic fall from financial grace that arrived on Black Monday. The series’ pilot, directed by Rogen and Goldberg, premieres on Showtime on January 20th.