‘The Chi’ Season 6 Trailer Brings Secrets and New Beginnings (Video)

The Chi Season 6 (Credit: Showtime)

Showtime has released the trailer for season 6 of The Chi, revealing the new season will bring new highs, lows and secrets.

The series returns in August, with an expanded 16-episode season split into two eight-episode installments — with the second half of the season premiering at a later date.

The coming-of-age drama centers on a group residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

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According to the official description for the new season, “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.”

Season 6 guest stars include Kandi Burruss, 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.

The series is created and executive produced Lena Waithe and her Hillman Grad banner (Twenties, Master of None). Rapper, actor and Chicago native Common executive produces.

Season 5 saw the show score record-setting streaming viewership, Showtime said.

Along with Waithe and Common, executive producers include Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad.

Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel are co-showrunners and executive producers. Producers Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield direct multiple episodes this season.

The drama from 20th Television is produced entirely in its namesake city.

Season 6 of The Chi begins streaming Aug. 4 on Paramount+ with Showtime and on demand, before making its on-air debut Sunday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Watch the trailer below: