The Chi, the hit drama series created by Lena Waithe and executive produced by Common, has been renewed for a sixth season by Showtime. The show, which follows the lives of a group of residents in the South Side of Chicago, has been praised for its authentic and timely portrayal of Black culture and community.
The renewal news came as season five was still airing, with the season finale streaming on September 2 and airing on September 4. Season five explored various aspects of Black love, such as co-parenting, relationships, career, children and self. The season also featured guest stars such as Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver and Iman Shumpert.
So what can fans expect from season six of The Chi? Here is everything we know so far:
The Chi season 6 is set to premiere in 2023, though an exact date has not been announced yet. The show is produced entirely in Chicago by 20th Television and will return with new episodes next year.
The main cast of The Chi is expected to reprise their roles in season six. This includes Jacob Latimore as Emmett, Alex Hibbert as Kevin, Yolonda Ross as Jada, Shamon Brown Jr. as Papa, Michael V. Epps as Jake, Birgundi Baker as Kiesha, Luke James as Trig and Curtiss Cook as Douda.
It is not clear yet if any of the guest stars from season five will return or if there will be any new additions to the cast. However, fans can expect to see more familiar faces from the South Side of Chicago in season six.
The plot of season six of The Chi has not been revealed yet, but it will likely continue the stories of the characters from season five. Season five ended with some major cliffhangers, such as Emmett and Tiff’s open marriage, Kevin’s gaming addiction, Jada’s cancer recovery, Trig’s political campaign and Douda’s fate after being shot.
Season six will also likely address some of the social issues that affect the Black community in Chicago and beyond, such as police brutality, gun violence, gentrification and racism. The show has been praised for its realistic and nuanced depiction of these topics and how they impact the lives of the characters.
There is no trailer for season six of The Chi yet, but fans can watch the trailer for season five below to get a glimpse of what the show is about:
The number of episodes for season six of The Chi has not been confirmed yet, but previous seasons have ranged from eight to ten episodes each. The episodes are usually around an hour long and are available to stream on Showtime, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
The Chi is one of Showtime’s most popular and longest-running series, with a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The show has been nominated for several awards, including NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards and Peabody Awards. The show has also been praised for its diverse and talented cast and crew, many of whom are from Chicago or have ties to the city.
The Chi season 6 will be another exciting and emotional journey for the fans who have followed the characters through their ups and downs. As creator Lena Waithe said in a statement: “We are beyond excited to continue to tell these stories and to watch these characters grow. We’re looking forward to Season 6.”