'The Chi' is renewed for the third season at Showtime.
Showtime announced it is renewing "The Chi" for a third season. The show's second season is currently ongoing and the news follows four episodes into the season which is slated to run for 10 episodes.
'The Chi' is a coming-of-age story which centers on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence. However, they get bonded by the need for connection and redemption on the city’s South Side. Produced entirely in Chicago, the series was created and executive produced by Lena Waithe, with Common also on board as an EP.
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Watch: The Chi | Season 2 Official Trailer | Lena Waithe & Common SHOWTIME Series
Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, and Armando Riesco are amongst the cast.
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The president of entertainment at Showtime, Gary Levine said in a statement,
"'The Chi' revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago. We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in season three."
In addition to Waithe and Common, Ayanna Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, and Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions served as executive producers on season two.
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Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, "The Chi" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.