The Chi is an American drama series created by Lena Waithe about life in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The pilot was directed by Rick Famuyiwa. It premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. On January 30, 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a second season, It premiered on April 7, 2019. The show was renewed for a third season on April 30, 2019, It premiered on June 21, 2020. The show was renewed for a fourth season on September 8, 2020.
The Chi is described as following "a fateful turn of events that sends shockwaves through a community on the Southside of Chicago and connects the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in unexpected ways."
- Jason Mitchell as Brandon Johnson
- Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Ronnie Davis
- Jacob Latimore as Emmett Washington
- Alex Hibbert as Kevin Williams
- Michael Epps as Jake Taylor
- Shamon Brown as Stanley "Papa" Jackson
- Yolonda Ross as Jada Washington
- Tiffany Boone as Jerrika Little
- Armando Riesco as Detective Armando Cruz
- Barton Fitzpatrick as Reg Taylor
- Birgundi Baker as Kiesha Williams
- Luke James as Victor "Trig" Taylor
- Curtiss Cook as Otis "Douda" Perry