It’s Showtime for ‘The Chi’ which has been renewed

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(Courtesy of Showtime)

Chicago
production community
will have a busy season
as hit Showtime series
was renewed for a 3rd season
along with Fox’s renewal
of ‘Empire’

Showtime has announced has picked up the hit drama series The Chi for a third season.

In a statement released today, network president Gary Levine said this about the series, which is filmed locally at Cinespace, “We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in season three.”

Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), The Chi takes a realistic look at is a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

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The cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme) and Armando Riesco (Bull).

Season two spotlights Brandon’s (Mitchell) ambitious plan for his food truck business. Emmett (Latimore) makes an effort to grow up and get custody of his son, while his mother Jada (Ross) discovers a new life of her own. Kevin (Hibbert) reckons with trauma as he strengthens bonds with his buddies. Here is a clip below:

Ronnie (Mwine) attempts to reclaim his life, while Detective Cruz (Riesco) launches a new investigation.

In addition to Waithe and Common, Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal), Aaron Kaplan (Santa Clarita Diet, Divorce), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions served as executive producers on season two. The Chi is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

The second season is currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. PT/ET.

Source: Showtime

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