Showtime’s drama series ‘The Chi’ follows a South Side Chicago community, which is home to a group of people whose lives are interconnected in varying degrees. The series progresses through the aftermath of an act of police brutality that influences the dynamics of the community, instigating people to look after one another by disregarding the authorities. Created by Lena Waithe, the series initially released on January 7, 2018, on Showtime. Prior to its debut on the television network, the series streamed on several online platforms on December 5, 2017.
‘The Chi’ has been well-received by the critics and audiences alike, earning praises for its well-built characters, raw and gripping narrative, and strong social commentary. One of the most streamed shows on Showtime, the series has garnered immense acclaim for its relevance and honesty, drawing comparisons to ‘The Wire.’ Ever since the staggering finale of season 4, fans have been impatient for a new season to shed some light on the future of the neighborhood. On that note, here’s everything we know about ‘The Chi’ season 5!
The Chi Season 5 Release Date
‘The Chi’ season 4 premiered on May 23, 2021, on Showtime, with the season concluding its run on August 1, 2021. The fourth season comprises ten episodes with a runtime between 46-58 minutes each.
As far as the fifth season is concerned, here’s the scoop! On August 2, 2021, Showtime announced the renewal of the series for its fifth season. On the same day, creator Lena Waithe also confirmed the renewal of the show. “Season 5 of ‘The Chi’ is coming. It is done. It is written,” she said. She also expressed her gratitude towards the fans who made the renewal possible. “You’ve been going with us. The Chi has been a journey. We’ve learned a lot. We’ve grown a lot. And these characters have grown up with us. We’ve yelled at them. We’ve done silly things with them. We’ve watched them go from babies to young men and young ladies,” she added.
As the wait for the fifth season intensifies, the admirers of the show might have to be a little more patient. The filming and post-production of the new season might take a while to complete, which indicates that we can expect ‘The Chi’ season 5 to release sometime in Q2 2022.
The Chi Season 5 Cast: Who can be in it?
‘The Chi’ season 5 will see the return of the main cast, including Jacob Latimore (Emmett Washington), Alex Hibbert (Kevin Williams), Shamon Brown Jr. (Stanley “Papa” Jackson), Michael V. Epps (Jake Taylor), Birgundi Baker (Kiesha Williams), Luke James (Victor “Trig” Taylor), and Curtiss Cook (Otis “Douda” Perry). We can also expect Yolonda Ross (Jada Washington), Jasmine Davis (Imani), Kandi Burruss (Roselyn), Tyla Abercrumbie (Nina Williams), and Hannaha Hall (Tiffany) to reprise their roles.
Rolando Boyce (Darnell), Genesis Denise Hale (Maisha), Joel Steingold (Marcus St. John), Freedom Martin (Christian), Iman Shumpert (Rob), and Tai Davis (Tracy Roxboro) might also return for the new season. Furthermore, we can expect a few actors to join the cast to portray newly introduced characters in the fifth season.
The Chi Season 5 Plot: What can it be About?
In the fourth season, Emmett is tired of waiting for Tiffany to choose between him and Dante and tries to move on from her. Tiffany chooses Emmett, but after Jada’s party, she meets Rob and kisses him. Trig gets hold of video footage showing Douda beating Marcus, which he uses to blackmail the mayor into leaving town. It seems like Roselyn has filled in as the interim mayor in his absence. The fourth season also sees Keisha and Christian becoming an official couple.
There’s a lot of things we can expect from season 5. The new season could explore Douda’s possible return and his face-off with Trig. Emmett is expected to have a rough time ahead due to Tiffany’s flirtation with Rob. Jada’s new test results are fine, and she might have a new road ahead of her after her last chemo. More than anything, the fifth season will explore the possibilities the community has at disposal to prevail the sense of togetherness to protect one another.
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