“Showtime” has released a new trailer for its new drama series “The Chi” ahead of the show’s Sunday premiere.
The drama, which hails from Emmy-winning “Master of None” writer Lena Waithe, centers on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago. The ensemble cast, led by “Straight Outta Compton’s” Jason Mitchell, also includes Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco and Tiffany Boone.
The new trailer intercuts shots of the show’s many characters, bookended by Kevin (Hibbert), the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, and Brandon (Mitchell), the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone).
Waithe serves as creator and executive producer on the series, alongside Common and showrunner Elwood Reid. Aaron Kaplan, director Rick Famuyiwa also executive produce with Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Common’s Freedom Road Productions. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
“The Chi” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.
17 TV Winners and Losers of 2017, From 'This Is Us' to the Silence Breakers (Photos)
Almost no one thinks it was a great year — but here’s how things stacked up on the small screen
Boy, 2017 was something -- wasn't it? While plenty has been happening in the "real world" over the past 12 months, the show continues to go on for TV. Well, not every show. When it comes to television, the winners and losers are pretty easy to define, though 2017 was such a screwy year sometimes they intertwined. Here is the breakdown for who conquered the airwaves and what crumbled in ratings.