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The Chi 

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From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

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Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look. A trip down South leads Ronnie to confront his demons. Detectives ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Ronnie Davis 30 episodes, 2018-2020
Jacob Latimore ...  Emmett Washington 29 episodes, 2018-2020
Alex R. Hibbert ...  Kevin Williams 29 episodes, 2018-2020
Shamon Brown Jr. ...  Stanley 'Papa' Jackson 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Michael Epps ...  Jake Taylor 27 episodes, 2018-2020
Yolonda Ross ...  Jada Washington 26 episodes, 2018-2020
Birgundi Baker ...  Kiesha Williams 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Jason Mitchell ...  Brandon Johnson 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Tyla Abercrumbie ...  Nina Williams / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Hannaha Hall Hannaha Hall ...  Tiffany / ... 19 episodes, 2018-2020
Tiffany Boone ...  Jerrika Little 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Armando Riesco ...  Det. Armando Cruz 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Curtiss Cook ...  Douda / ... 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Barton Fitzpatrick ...  Reg Taylor 16 episodes, 2018-2019
LaDonna Tittle LaDonna Tittle ...  Miss Ethel Davis / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Genesis Denise Hale Genesis Denise Hale ...  Maisha 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Cedric Young Cedric Young ...  Sonny 15 episodes, 2018-2020
David Alan Anderson David Alan Anderson ...  Greavy 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Tai Davis ...  Tracy Roxboro / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2020
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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, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Written by SHOWTIME

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Surpasses ten star
4 April 2018 | by cathymac-36831See all my reviews

I'm not sure why so many 9-star reviews and why so few 10-star reviews. Perhaps because there was no snow, sleet, rain or ice? It is Chicago, after all. People should be either freezing their asses or sweating from our hot/humid summers. But this is by far the best I have seen in years, if not ever. I love these people! (And that's coming from a north shore woman.) You all have successfully destroyed my writing career. I can never measure up


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