Showtime has picked up drama series “The Chi” for a fourth season. Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (“Twenties,” “Boomerang”) and executive produced by Common (“Selma”), “The Chi” is described as coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
The season three cast included Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (“Queen of Katwe”), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker (Station 19). Justin Hillian (Snowfall) will return as showrunner and executive producer for the fourth season. “The Chi” is produced by Touchstone Television (“Homeland”).
“Each season, ‘The Chi’s’ authentic storytelling resonates more deeply with its devoted and growing audiences,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “Lena Waithe together with Justin Hillian explore the joys and the heartbreak of life on the South Side in a way that is unique on television, and we relish the prospect of continuing that exploration with them.”
Through three seasons, 30 episodes of “The Chi” have been produced.