The Chi is Showtime’s newest series and it’s a timely coming-of-age drama centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
Set in Chicago’s south side, Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen is thrust into complex responsibility with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit.
Starring Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (The Get Down), Tiffany Boone (The Following), and Armando Riesco (Bull).
The series is created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge).
The Chi premieres on Showtime today at 10/9c.