"I’m thrilled to have produced and co-directed #BlackMonday. 1986 is coming back soon...," read Rogen's tweet with the one-minute teaser. There aren't any words heard by the characters, but Kids See Ghosts' "Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2)" provides the mood.
At first, viewers see Showtime's old '80s logo (to really bring you back) before Kanye and Kid Cudi's Ty Dolla Sign-featuring track plays in the background. When West's opening lines begin, Cheadle aka OG Kung Fu Kenny is seen kicking a door down. From there, the characters are shown jumping up in excitement, holding a bag of cocaine, and slowing down at well-timed moments with the song's lyric "freeee."
As the title suggests, Black Monday will take place "in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash" that happened around the world, per IMDb. The date that the crash happened—Oct. 19, 1987—is commonly referred to as the series' title. But instead of following Wall Street elites, Black Monday will center around a "rag tag group of Wall Street outsiders" who "take on the financial industry."
This series marks Cheadle's return to television after Showtime's House of Lies was canceled in 2016.
Black Monday also stars Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, The Good Place), Paul Scheer, and newcomer Michael James Scott. It's set to air in January 2019.