Showtime’s drama series The Chi, which was made by Lena Waithe, will start its sixth season on August 4, the premium channel said on Wednesday.
Showtime said that the sixth season of its drama series will start airing on August 4 at 9 p.m. and will also be available to watch on Paramount+ and on demand. This will air on Showtime on August 6th. The season will have 16 episodes, which will be divided into two parts of eight episodes each.
The rest of the season won’t start until a later date.
The Chi was created and is executive produced by Lena Waithe and her Hillman Grad company (Twenties, Master of None), and it is also executive produced by Common (Selma). It “is a coming-of-age story about a group of South Side Chicago residents who are connected by chance but are tied together by their need for connection and redemption”. It comes from 20th TV.
“Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Showtime, MTV Entertainment Studios, and Paramount Media Networks, said in” a statement, “The Chi is Showtime at its best. It has complex characters and sophisticated stories that leave our viewers wanting more. That’s why we’ve made this season the biggest one yet.” “Lena is a talented creator, and we’re lucky to work with her on this iconic series, one of our biggest, as we continue to focus on diverse cultures, one of our key programming areas that you’ll see us build on as we get ready to launch Paramount+ with Showtime.”
Here’s what will happen in Season 6: Big dreams come true, but at a price, and everyone will be tried in ways they could never have imagined as they weigh the risks and benefits of their next big move. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Kiesha (Birgundi Baker)’s (Birgundi Baker) happy blended marriage is put to the test by his never-ending desire to grow Smokey’s and a new risky partnership, while Kiesha finally races toward a satisfying new job. Douda (Curtiss Cook) deals with the effects of Q’s death and how it changes the loyalties of his close friends. Victor’s (Luke James) bold statement that he loves both his new girlfriend and the community he loves will have an effect on his plans to run for office. Jada, who is happily married and played by Yolonda Ross, helps Emmett and her best friends figure out how to be in relationships. Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is becoming a great master gamer, but he has trouble with the problems that come with being a young adult. Jake (Michael V. Epps) starts a new business, and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.), who is having doubts about his faith, falls for an older woman.
Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook are all part of the season 6 group. Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, L’lerrét Jazelle, Hannaha Hall, Ahmad Ferguson, Genesis Some of the guest stars for the new season are Denise Hale, Joel Steingold, Judae’a Brown, Miriam A. Hyman, Tyla Abercrumbie, Tai Davis, Rolando Boyce, and Tory O. Davis.
In addition to Waithe and Common, Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad, are executive producers of the show. Co-showrunners for Season 6 are Executive Producers Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel, and Executive Producers Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield are set to direct multiple episodes.