The Chi renewed for 7th season ahead of S6 return

The Chi

Great news for the Chicago film and TV fam – Paramount+ and Showtime have greenlit another season of the critically acclaimed drama series The Chi, ahead of its highly anticipated return for the sixth season.

The renewal announcement comes as the first half of season six saw record-breaking viewership, solidifying the show’s place as a fan favorite.

The second half of season six of The Chi is set to premiere on Friday, May 10, for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan, before airing on Showtime on Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Production for the seventh season is scheduled to commence later this month in Chicago.

“Lena Waithe is a generational storyteller, whose authentic and unflinching narratives in The Chi resonate deeply, offering a powerful lens into both the complexities of life in Chicago as well as the Black experience in America,” said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks.

She adds, “On the heels of a record-breaking season and ahead of this week’s return, we’re excited to provide fans with the promise of more – ensuring that they can continue to enjoy the raw, emotional stories and unforgettable characters that have made this seminal series a resounding success for Showtime.”

The ensemble cast of season six includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook. Joining them are guest stars such as Lynn Whitfield, Jill Marie Jones, Kadeem Hardison, and more.


Executive producers Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, and Rishi Rajani, along with co-showrunners Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel, have been instrumental in shaping the series’ compelling narrative and diverse characters.

As The Chi embarks on its seventh season, fans can anticipate more gripping storytelling and powerful performances, as the series continues to delve into the intricacies of life on Chicago’s South Side.

(Note: Jacob Latimore as Emmett in season 6, episode 10 of The Chi, streaming on Paramount+ 2024. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Sisson/Paramount+ with Showtime)