The critically-acclaimed dark comedy series, Black Monday, will be getting another run at Showtime. The cable network has picked up the show Don Cheadle-led series for a third season.
The renewal is for ten-episodes and they are expected to go into production next year for a 2021 premiere. The second season of the series was slightly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally intended to air two back-to-back new episodes a week before the network changed that to one from March 22, 2020. Its first six-episodes ran through to April 12, 2020, before the final four episodes aired from June 28, 2020, to July 19, 2020. Don Cheadle had this to say about the stories that could be told for the show’s third season:
“Unfortunately, there’s no dearth of stock market downturns, crashes, recessions to talk about between then and now. If we jump forward to the ’90s, we can see [what] would be fun to do with the fashion and music — those are always such huge elements to the show — so I think we can go anywhere. But as far as where the characters are going to go, who knows? Mo is sitting over his empire; he’s got spray paint on the wall. Blair has a dead senator in the background of his life. [Keith Shankar], he’s in jail. Dawn takes the whole hit for the stock market crash. I think once again we’re blown out of the water, so who knows.”
Black Monday follows a motley crew of underdogs causing the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. In addition to Cheadle, the series also stars Regina Hall, Andrew Rannells, and Paul Scheer. Cheadle also serves as an executive producer on the series. As for where we left the characters during season two, Dawn, played by Hall, and Blair, played by Rannell, took over the TBD Group, while Cheadle’s Mo and Scheer’s Keith 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, played by Casey Wilson used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend. In the end, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co.
Have YOU been watching Black Monday? Happy to see it return?