As Showtime’s The Chi season 6 draws near, fans can now catch a glimpse of what’s in store via the newly released trailer.
Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe, the series portrays a group of residents who enter each other’s lives on the South Side of Chicago.
This season’s official trailer begins on a cheery note, with the characters enjoying their time together and celebrating accomplishments. Viewers catch glimpses of Kevin, Jake, and Papa marking the end of their high school years, while Emmett gushes about his partnership with Douda.
But not all is well in The Chi. A new character, Darnell, hints at dangerous players in the midst: “We all need to be mindful of the company we keep,” he says in one scene.
Emmett seems to experience this first hand, as he receives an unexpected “gift” — a gun — from Douda. Later, shots ring out and Emmett has a look of fear on his face. In another moment, he lies restlessly in bed seemingly haunted by a burden he can’t shake off.
While it appears Emmett’s involvement in a questionable partnership with Douda has led him down the wrong path, the trailer leaves viewers with lingering questions that only the new season can answer.
The Chi season 6 premieres with an expanded 16-episode run, making its on-air debut on Showtime on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 9/8c.
For eager viewers, the first half of the season will be available for streaming on Paramount+ and On Demand starting Friday, Aug. 4. The second batch of eight episodes will air at a later date.
The show’s cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook. Additionally, an array of guest stars, such as Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, and Iman Shumpert, are set to make their mark in the new season.
The Chi season 6 trailer is below, along with plot details on the new season.
This season, life in The Chi reverberates between the highest highs and lowest lows. Big dreams are finally realized but at a cost and everyone will be tested in unimaginable ways as they calculate the risks and rewards of their next big move.
Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Kiesha’s (Birgundi Baker) blissful blended union is tested by his insatiable drive to expand Smokey’s and a new perilous partnership, while Kiesha finally races toward a rewarding new career. Douda (Curtiss Cook) deals with the fallout of Q’s murder and its effect on the shifting loyalty of his inner circle. Victor’s (Luke James) bold declaration of love for both his new girlfriend and his beloved community will impact his political ambitions.
Happily married Jada (Yolonda Ross) mentors Emmett and her besties as they navigate relationships. Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is becoming a brilliant master gamer but struggles with the youthful pitfalls of early independence. Jake (Michael V Epps) launches a new business, and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr) falls for an older woman while questioning his faith.
What will become of their pursuits will be revealed over the course of this season’s 16 episodes.