By Brooks Welch
Showtime is making a return to the Southside of Chicago with season 5 of ‘The Chi’ airing Friday, June 24.
According to Deadline, series regulars Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James and Curtiss Cook are back along with returning guest stars Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver and Iman Shumpert.
The outlet also reported a statement from Showtime.
“‘The Chi‘s’ fourth season ended as one of the network’s most-streamed series ever, averaging 4.2 million weekly viewers,” the network said.
“We’re so honored to be in our fifth season and grateful to the fans that show up for us and make sure people know about ‘The Chi,’” ‘Chi’ creator Lena Waithe said. “We appreciate the fans so much and hope everyone enjoys this upcoming season.”
Filmed in Chicago and produced by 20th Television, the coming-of-age story revolves around a group of South Side residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Season 4 spotlighted the benefits and challenges of community policing on the South Side after Jake (Epps) has a fateful run-in with a group of officers, reports Yahoo!
You can stream the premiere of The Chi on Showtime at 9 p.m. Friday, June 24.