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Showtime renews 'The Chi' for Season 2

Showtime has renewed its hit drama series "The Chi" for a second season. The series was created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Common (Selma), "The Chi" explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. The series has averaged four million weekly viewers across all platforms.  

"The Chi" stars Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following).

About "The Chi":
Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen thrust into the complex responsibility of fatherhood with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit.  

"The Chi" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  

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