Showtime’s cocaine-fueled comedy about 1980s stockbrokers in the lead-up to Black Monday returns Sunday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for its second season.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Black Monday on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The easiest way to watch is through Showtime’s own streaming service, which includes all live and on-demand Showtime content. It comes with a free 7-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch Black Monday live or on-demand on your computer via the Showtime website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Smart TV, Facebook Portal TV or other compatible streaming device.
For those who like to watch on Amazon’s digital platforms, this is ultimately the same as the above option only it’s through Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via the Showtime Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch Black Monday either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 95-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up, you can either watch Black Monday live, or you can watch on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV:
Once signed up for Hulu and the Showtime add-on, you can watch Black Monday live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Black Monday Season 2 Preview
The first season of Black Monday was set in October 1987, building toward the day from which the show derives its title: Black Monday, aka October 19, 1987, the worst single-day stock market crash in history. When we last saw stockbroker Maurice “Mo” Monroe (Don Cheadle), he was fleeing town in Blair’s (Andrew Rannells) car after accidentally sending Rod “The Jammer” Jaminsky (Bruce Dern) plummeting to his death off the roof of their office building.
When the second season starts, there are definitely going to be serious repercussions from what star Paul Scheer calls the show’s “body count.” Speaking with the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Scheer says there’s a “real weight” to the characters now.
“The show has stakes, and I think for a half-hour comedy, everything that happened at the end of last season, it ends in a very heightened way,” says Scheer. “You know, there is a body count now associated with these characters … and it doesn’t just go away. And a lot of this season is kind of making amends, getting revenge, partnering up, so I think that the fallout of it — there’s always some real weight to the characters, no matter how big the cellphones are.”
Jordan Cahan, co-executive producer, adds that the mystery this season is who is going to take the fall for the Jammer’s death?
“I think Season 2 is kind of like, ‘Who is going down for the crime?’ We saw the how, and then I think the mystery really continues as far as, like, our show does have consequences and stakes, and it’s who’s going to pay for that,” said Cahan, adding, “That really guided this season as far as not doing a show that resets every episode, that things carry over and have gravity.”
The other co-executive producer, David Caspe, also says that “in a lot of ways,” Mo enjoys the climb “more than the view from the top,” so this season is all about watching him “climb his way back up.”
“It’ll be interesting to see how Mo climbs now, and that’ll give us a view into how he climbed initially.”
But Mo isn’t the only one who has to find a new path in season two. Blair is also reeling, not only from Jammer’s death but also because his marriage is kind of a sham. So Blair is going to a really dark place in season two.
“The exciting part about doing the second season was we sort of left Blair at the end of season one on the precipice of making a lot of personal decisions, and then this season we really got to launch into them, and he gets dark real fast … We also get to explore sort of what [Blair and Tiffany’s] very special marriage is; that they’ve made this commitment to each other to be partners and to be successful and to really excel at this idea of their personal life, but also their professional life.”
Black Monday season two premieres Sunday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
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