Black Monday stars Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle, who also executive produces. The comedy, about a motley crew of underdogs causing the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, also stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Little, Girls Trip), who serve as producers, and Paul Scheer (Veep).
Black Monday is created by showrunners and executive producers David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl). Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Good Boys, The Boys) executive produce.
Black Monday Season 3, a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, will resume production on 10 episodes next year for a 2021 debut on the network.
Season two followed Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Rannells) as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Cheadle) and Keith (Scheer) 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 (Casey Wilson) used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend – skants!
In the end, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co. What lies in store for him, his band of underdogs and his enemies will all play out in season three.
The Brooklyn-centric series has consistently ranked among cable’s top ten comedies with the most recent season reaching 20 million viewers across TBS’ linear and digital platforms.
The Last O.G. follows Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from a 15-year prison stint. After finding a place to live and new forms of income, Tray continues to meet challenges as he re-paves his way in his newly affluent Brooklyn neighborhood.
The network has tapped seasoned comedy writer, comedian and producer Owen Smith to serve as showrunner for the new season. Known for his unique storytelling and ability to hilariously embrace timely topics, Smith’s writing credits include Black-ish, Survivor’s Remorse, The Arsenio Hall Show, Whitney and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As a comedian, Smith has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks and many more. His one-hour comedy special Good Luck Everybody made history as the first special shot entirely on an iPhone.
“The Last O.G.” has become more powerfully poignant with each season while always remaining incredibly funny,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT and truTV.
“Tracy Morgan embraces the world with his humor while Owen Smith tackles real-life conversations head-on through hilarity. We can’t wait to see where they take us in season four.”
“I am so excited that we get to make another season of The Last O.G.,” said Morgan. “All I ever want to do is try and bring joy to people which is hard right now but I appreciate that we will have the chance to go back to work and do what we can to make the world a little brighter.”
“I was already a big fan of the show so getting the opportunity to helm this production and work with this amazing cast and crew is a huge honor,” said Smith. “I’m looking forward to telling stories that humanize Black men in ways that are not just comedic but relevant and real.”
The Last O.G. is executive produced by Morgan; Peele for Monkeypaw Productions; Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum for The Tannenbaum Company; Joel Zadak of Artists First; Owen Smith and Steve Ast.
The co-executive producers include Jason Wang for The Tannenbaum Company and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw Productions.