The Chi is a powerful coming-of-age drama series about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans who remind us that no matter what, the human spirit is strong and hope never dies. On Chicago's south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.
Showtime announced today that The Chi will be returning for a second season. The good news comes after a solid start for the freshman drama, which is averaging 4 million weekly viewers through its first four episodes.
Set in Chicago, the city of which it is named after, The Chifocuses on working-class residents within a south side community who become linked by coincidence but are bonded by the need for connection and redemption. It is a tough neighborhood, where there is real and constant danger, meaning even the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.
Production on Season 2 of The Chi will begin later this year for a likely preimere in early 2019.