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Created by Windy City natives Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, and Sultan Salahuddin, South Side is the story of two ambitious recent community college grads (played by Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young) employed by an Englewood retail store called Rent-T-Own.
While performing a variety of work-related tasks and pursuing a number of homegrown schemes throughout Chicago’s Englewood community, Salahuddin and Young encounter an ensemble of characters and a variety of situations that help represent what Vanity Fair described as the “joy, ambition, and silliness to be found there.”
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Vanity Fair’s kind take on South Side is complemented by a chorus of praise for the series.
The Hollywood Reporter says, “Comedy Central’s sitcom homes in on the lovable hustlers and entrepreneurs who reside in inner-city Chicago.” The Chicago Tribune calls it “bracingly funny and long overdue.” The New York Times include its “rhythms and relationships” in a legacy established by the likes of Sanford and Son and Good Times.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comedy Central has renewed South Side for a second season consisting of ten episodes.
Busy year for Cinespace
South Side is one of several shows on Cinespace Chicago Film Studios’ busy 2019 production slate.
In addition to being the main production location for Dick Wolf’s Windy City trifecta — Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD — the facility’s North Lawndale campus has been home to Empire and The Chi since their beginnings.
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New shows filming at Cinespace this year include neXt, the Fox techno-thriller series starring John Slattery: Utopia, an Amazon Studios production written by acclaimed author Gillian Flynn; Fargo, an FX production in season 4 and starring Chris Rock; and Genius: Aretha Franklin, season 3 of the National Geographic series.
Send your production updates to Reel Chicago Editor Dan Patton, firstname.lastname@example.org.