Regina Hall Shares a Sneak Peek of ‘Black Monday’ Season 2
Black Monday is Showtime’s irreverent comedy series that centers around the stock market crash of 1987 and the aftermath of the event. Regina Hall stars as Dawn, a Wall Street trader with a big ego and shoulder pads to match. Season 2 of the series drops on Sunday, March 15, and Hall stopped by Strahan, Sara & Keke to open up about what viewers can expect in Season 2.
Regina Hall from ‘Scary Movie’ to ‘Black Monday’
Before diving into details about Black Monday, Hall spoke with the hosts of Strahan, Sara & Keke about some of her previous projects. The hosts gushed over the memorable role of Brenda in Scary Movie, which solidified Hall as a comedy powerhouse. This year marks the film’s 20th anniversary, and the actress says that fans still ask her to quote lines from the movie.
Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans co-wrote Scary Movie with their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans serving as the director of the film. The comedy spoofed horror gems such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Hall delivered a standout performance that still inspires memes and gifs 20 years later.
Hall went on to reprise the role of Brenda in three sequels, then left the character behind to pursue other projects. The actress has appeared in blockbuster hits such as The Best Man, Think Like a Man, Support the Girls, and Girls Trip. Hall has at least three other projects in development in addition to her starring role in Black Monday.
Hall dishes on ‘Black Monday’ Season 2
Black Monday Season 1 ended with a whopper of a cliffhanger. The stock market crashed and business whiz, Mo, played by Don Cheadle, went on the run after his mentor fell out of a skyscraper window. Season 2 picks up with aftershocks from the legendary financial crash. Hall visited with Strahan Sara & Keke and shared a sneak peek and a few juicy details about what to expect this season on Black Monday.
“It’s crazy again. They didn’t get any better. I don’t think that there was one lesson learned from Season 1. They’re awful,” Hall remarked.
Hall notes that her character is now running the Jammer Group, which has been renamed The Blair Dawn Group (TBD). The Wall Street firm was historically male dominated, but in a twist, Hall says that her character has staffed the office with all women.
Meanwhile, her character’s partner, Blair, has traveled to Washington, D.C. in an effort to get deregulation passed. The actress shared a sneak peek with Strahan Sara & Keke in which Dawn has to explain that despite the name, Blair is a man.
‘Black Monday’ Season 2 sneak peek from Showtime
Black Monday premieres on Sunday, March 15 on Showtime at 10 p.m. Until then, fans can check out another sneak peek of the show on Showtime’s YouTube channel.
In it, Dawn attempts to close a deal with a rival broker named Larry Lehman, who has recently lost his business partner and twin brother, Lenny. The meeting goes awry due to Larry’s grudge against Dawn’s former partner Mo, who he holds responsible for Lenny’s death.
With Mo on the run from authorities and Dawn leading the firm alongside Blair, it is anyone’s guess where the show will head this season.