Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells will star in Showtime’s half-hour comedy pilot “Ball Street.”
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are onboard to direct and executive produce the pilot for the Wall Street-focused project that is a co-production from Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.
It was created by David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and Jordan Cahan (“My Best Friend’s Girl”), who are executive producers and showrunners. Production is set to start in February.
“Ball Street” is set amid the worst stock-market crash in Wall Street history that took place in October 1987, with the show centering on a group of brash outsiders taking on the financial industry’s old guard.
“When the global economy incinerates itself, people always wonder why. ‘Ball Street’ is a dream project rising from the ashes of that disaster,” Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins said.
“In Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells, we have two of the most dynamic performers in the world today — the question is which one of them lit the match,” he continued. “With Seth, Evan, David and Jordan at the helm, we are primed for the launch of something memorable.”
The show marks Cheadle’s return to Showtime, his home for five seasons of “House of Lies.”