Lena Waithe and Common conceived and served as executive producers of the popular Showtime drama series The Chi, which has been renewed for a sixth season. Season 5 is currently underway when the renewal is announced. Up until the season finale, which will be streamed on September 2 and broadcast two days later, new episodes will continue to air every weekend on the linear network and every Friday on streaming sites.
Since its inception, The Chi has made a name for itself in the digital sphere; its December 2017 season premiere broke the subscriber record for Showtime. The South Side of Chicago-based coming-of-age drama has aired for five seasons, and Season 5 is on pace to exceed that mark by more than doubling the show’s streaming audience compared to Season 4. Season 6 of the Chicago-based production firm The Chi will premiere in 2023.
Lena Waithe,the show’s creator told Complex, “We are deeply grateful to our Chi Family for their loyal support, all the conversations, and for making us one of the most watched shows in Showtime’s history. We are beyond excited to continue to tell these stories and to watch these characters grow. We’re looking forward to Season 6.”
The fifth season of The Chi is heavily devoted to the numerous joys and challenges of Black love, encompassing relationships, families, careers, communities, and oneself. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannah Hall) continue to be co-parents while Tiff moves in with Rob (Iman Shumpert). While Simone (Antonyah Allen) and Kevin (Alex Hibbert) find new love in gaming, Jake (Michael V. Epps) and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) try to make amends with Jemma (Judae’a Brown) and Maisha (Antonyah Allen).
The Season 5 cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook. Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver, Steven Williams, Rolando Boyce, and Iman Shumpert are among the guest stars for season five, in addition to Nia Jervier, Carolyn Michelle Smith, L’lerrét Jazelle, and Antonyah Allen.
Waithe and Common are executive producing the programme together with its creator Justin Hillian, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad Productions, and Jewel Coronel. On Sunday, September 4, don’t miss The Chi Season 5 Episode 10 on Showtime.