Showtime has set the premiere date for Season 2 of “The Chi” and released a trailer previewing the next installment of the Lena Waithe-created coming-of-age series.
The upcoming season of “The Chi” will debut Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Gary Levine, Showtime’s President of Entertainment, told reporters during the Television Critics Association’s press tour Thursday.
“The Chi” is created and executive produced by Emmy winner Waithe (“Master of None”) and executive produced by Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Common (“Selma”), with its 10-episode first season airing from January to March of last year.
The series stars Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Armando Riesco, Barton Fitzpatrick, Shamon Brown Jr., and Michael V. Epps. Guest stars for Season 2 include Carl Lumbly, Curtiss Cook, Crystal Dickinson and Kimberly Hebert Gregory.
Here’s the description for the next season of: “Produced entirely in its namesake city, season two of ‘The Chi’ will spotlight the ambitious plan by Brandon (Mitchell) to make his food truck a success, while navigating the class differences with his girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) will encounter a lot of bumps and bruises as he makes an effort to grow up and get custody of his son, guided by his mother Jada (Yolonda Ross), who is discovering a new life of her own. Kevin (Hibbert) reckons with the trauma of what he has experienced in his young life, as he strengthens the bonds with his buddies, Papa (Brown Jr.) and Jake (Epps), whose older brother Reg (Fitzpatrick) exposes Jake to twisted lessons in street survival. Lastly, an imprisoned Ronnie (Mwine) will attempt to come to terms with killing Brandon’s brother and reclaim his life, while Detective Cruz (Riesco) launches a new investigation. The season will also show the joys of living life on the Southside of Chicago.”
Ayanna Floyd Davis serves as executive producer and showrunner for season two. In addition to Waithe, Common and Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan also serves as an executive producer, along with Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions. The series hails from Fox 21 Television Studios.
Watch the trailer above.
“The Chi” Season 2 will premiere April 7 at 10/9c on Showtime.