11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Black Monday' Renewed for Season 3 at Showtime
Showtime is going back to Wall Street.
The premium cable network on Thursday has handed out a third-season renewal for its dark comedy starring Don Cheadle. Filming on season three's 10 episodes will resume next year for a 2021 debut.
David Caspe and Jordan Cahan will return as showrunners on the Sony TV-produced comedy.
The series was among those impacted by the pandemic. While production on season two was completed before the massive shutdown in March, post-production delays forced Showtime to split the sophomore frame in half, with the first six episodes airing in the spring and the remaining four installments wrapping in late June and July.
Cheadle, who earned an Emmy nomination for his role, stars alongside Regina Hall, Andrew Rannells and Paul Scheer. Caspe and Cahan exec produce the series alongside Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (The Boys). The show is a co-production between Sony TV and Showtime.
The renewal was likely complicated by the fact that Caspe moved his overall deal from Sony to Universal TV, and Rogen and Goldberg decamped the indie studio for a sizable film and TV pact with Lionsgate.
The decision to renew Black Monday comes as Showtime is thinning its roster and recently dropped On Becoming a God in Central Florida and The President Is Missing due to issues stemming from the global pandemic. The cabler this week announced that Dexter is returning for a limited series with original star Michael C. Hall attached.