Get ready for an extended dose of the compelling drama series ‘The Chi’ as Lena Waithe delivers a remarkable gift to fans. Season six of the show, created and executive produced by Waithe, will feature a staggering 16 episodes instead of the usual 10. Mark your calendars for August 4th as the premiere date of this highly anticipated season.
Showtime recently announced that ‘The Chi’ will make its debut on August 4th, streaming on Paramount+ and on-demand. The on-air premiere is scheduled for August 6th at 9 p.m. on Showtime. The season will be divided into two parts, each consisting of eight episodes. The second half will be unveiled at a later date, ensuring fans have an ample dose of captivating storytelling.
‘The Chi’ is a coming-of-age story set on the South Side of Chicago, focusing on a group of residents whose lives become intertwined by chance but connected by their shared need for connection and redemption. The show, produced by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad banner and executive produced by Common, explores complex characters and sophisticated storytelling that leaves viewers craving more.
Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks, expressed his enthusiasm for the expanded season, stating, “The Chi is Showtime at its best… why we’ve expanded this season to its biggest yet.” McCarthy commended Lena Waithe’s talent and highlighted the series as one of Showtime’s iconic shows, contributing to the network’s commitment to diverse cultures.
Season six of ‘The Chi’ promises to take its characters on a transformative journey, as they face the consequences of pursuing their dreams and the unimaginable challenges that await them. From Emmett and Kiesha’s blossoming relationship to Douda’s internal struggles following a murder, the characters will navigate the risks and rewards of their next moves. The talented ensemble cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook.
Additionally, the sixth season will feature guest appearances from Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, and many more.
Joining Waithe and Common as executive producers are Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Rishi Rajani, Justin Hillian, and Jewel Coronel. The dynamic duo of Deondray and Quincy LeNear Gossfield will direct multiple episodes of the upcoming season.
‘The Chi’ season six promises to captivate audiences once again with its raw storytelling, compelling characters, and thought-provoking narratives. Be prepared for an immersive journey through the streets of Chicago as Lena Waithe showcases her remarkable talent and storytelling prowess.
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