‘The Chi’ Gets Season 7 Renewal on Showtime, Ahead of Season 6 Return

The Chi Season 6 (Credit: Showtime/Paramount+)

The Chi has been picked up for a seventh season, just days before season 6 returns.

The renewal announcement came on Wednesday, May 8, from Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks boss Nina L. Diaz.

“On the heels of a record-breaking season and ahead of this week’s return, we’re excited to provide fans with the promise of more – ensuring that they can continue to enjoy the raw, emotional stories and unforgettable characters that have made this seminal series a resounding success for Showtime,” Diaz said in a statement.

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The recently released trailer for season 6, part 2 teases “a new reign is coming.”

The season 6 cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James and Curtiss Cook.

Additional cast members include Lynn Whitfield, Jill Marie Jones, Kadeem Hardison, Leon, Brett Gray and Daniel J. Watts.

Guest stars this season are Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, L’lerrét Jazelle, Hannaha Hall, Ahmad Ferguson, Genesis Denise Hale, Joel Steingold, Judae’a Brown, Miriam A. Hyman, Tyla Abercrumbie, Tai Davis, Rolando Boyce, and Tory O. Davis.

Created and executive produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Master of None), The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

Chicago native Common co-executive produces. The series is produced by 20th Television.

The first half of season 6 was the drama’s most-watched season to date on streaming. The second half of The Chi returns on Friday, May 10 on demand and on streaming for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan. The series  makes its its on-air debut on Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Production on season 7 is scheduled to begin later this month in Chicago.

Watch the trailer below:


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