Showtime has announced that Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist, The League) are set to join the cast of the half-hour comedy pilot Ball Street. The new pilot stars Emmy nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Don Cheadle (Avengers: Infinity War) and two-time Tony Award Nominee and Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Intern).
Ball Street takes us back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday — one of the worst stock market crashes in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who or what caused it. Ball Street is the story of how a bunch of fearless underdogs who took on the blue-blood, old-boys clubs of Wall Street. Among the intrepid traders who make up the group led by Cheadle’s character are Dawn (Hall), the no-nonsense head of trading and the only woman on the team, along with Kevin (Scheer) and Ronnie (Cordero). Braunohler appears as Ty Daverman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley.
Ball Street is directed and executive produced by Seth Rogen (Preacher) and Evan Goldberg (This Is The End). The pilot, which has also added Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), is created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who also serve as executive producers and showrunners.
Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) will guest star as Tiff, Blair’s (Rannells) girlfriend who appreciates the finger things in life that Blair’s new job may not provide. Reuniting with Happy Endings and Marry Me producers Caspe and Cahan, Wilson will recur if the show goes to series.
Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this week. The pilot is a co-production of Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.
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