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Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” Trailer Released

Looks like we may be going back to a full package with our cable providers! The Chi, an hourlong drama created and executive produced by Master of None’s Lena Waithe, has found a home at Showtime.

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. 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.

Along with Lena, the series is also executive produced by Common. You will also recognize some familiar faces like Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight)Jason Mitchell (Detroit), Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty), Yolanda Ross (Netflix’s The Get Down), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), and Tiffany Boone (The Following).

Check out the trailer below.


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