Showtime Releases ‘Black Monday’ Premiere Episode Prior to Series Launch

Showtime has released the premiere episode of its freshman comedy series Black Monday across multiple platforms, the network said Friday.

The series — which chronicles the 1987 stock market crash and how a group of outsiders took on the old-boys club of Wall Street to cripple the world’s largest financial system — premieres on Showtime Jan. 10, but the first episode is currently available on YouTube,Facebook and, said Showtime.

Black Monday, created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall. Caspe, Cahan and Cheadle serve as executive producers alongside Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. 

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