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CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
Premieres in TBA 2017 or 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, January 2017) SHOWTIME has announced the pick-up of the new one-hour drama series, THE CHI, created, executive produced and written by Lena Waithe (Master of None, Bones) and executive produced by Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R) winner Common (Selma, Smokin' Aces). The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Produced by Fox 21, THE CHI is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story and follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. Joining the cast is Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as "Brandon," an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side. Elwood Reid (The Bridge) will executive produce and serve as showrunner along with Waithe. Aaron Kaplan (Secrets and Lies, The Mysteries of Laura) will executive produce. Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) will executive produce and direct the premiere episode.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex R. Hibbert as Kevin
· Amanda Brooks as Sarah
· Armando Riesco as Nathan
· Jacob Latimore as Jada
· Jahking Guillory as Coogie
· Jason Mitchell as Brandon
· Kiki Layne as Keisha
· Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Ronnie
· Olivia Dawson as TBA
· Tiffany Boone as Jerrika
· Yolonda Ross as Emmett
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Aisha Hinds as Jada (Original Pilot)
· Alex Henderson as Kevin (Original Pilot)
· Jason Weaver as Ronnie (Original Pilot)
· Sierra McClain as Jerrika (Original Pilot)
· Tequan Richmond as Emmett (Original Pilot)
· Tosin Cole as Brandon (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Clark Johnson as EP/DIR (Original Pilot)
· Common as EP
· Elwood Reid as EP
· Lena Waithe as CRTR/EP
· Rick Famuyiwa as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21
· Kapital Entertainment