The fourth season of Lena Waithe’s The Chi premiered this past March on Showtime, so it’s only right that fans are wondering when the fifth season will arrive.
In this article, we’ll be looking at all the news and updates regarding The Chi season 5 release date and make sure you know everything there is to know about it! Spoiler alert! It doesn’t end very well for many characters.
Who created it?
Lena Waithe created The Chi, which is loosely based on her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago. When is it coming out? The fifth season of The Chi is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, July 10, at 9 pm ET/PT.
What can we expect? With war looming on the horizon, tensions will be high as neighborhood watch groups and national factions collide with one another.
But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any laughs along the way; the laugh track has been promised by Showtime President David Nevins in an interview with Deadline earlier this year. There are episodes where people are laughing so hard that they’re falling off their chairs, he said. And then there are others where people are crying.
What networks will air it?
The Chi season 5 will air on Showtime in the US. In the UK, it will be available to stream on All 4. The release date for season 5 has not been announced yet, but it is expected to premiere in early 2021.
Returning cast members include Jada Pinkett Smith, Antoine Harris, Eric Johnson, Tiffany Boone, Armando Riesco, and Tonya Pinkins. Additional actors who have joined the cast of season 5 include Ian Alexander (Empire), Bryshere Gray (Empire), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Trai Byers (Empire), and Nichelle Ayanna Williams (Atlanta).
Notably absent from the main cast list are Harry Lennix, Pernell Walker, and James Jordan. Creator/executive producer Lena Waithe has also signed a deal with Apple TV+, so it is possible that her involvement with the show could become more limited in future seasons.
When does the trailer come out?
The Chi season 5 is set to premiere on Showtime in early 2021, though an exact release date has not yet been announced. The Chi follows a neighborhood family after they witness an unjustified shooting by police officers in Chicago.
It stars Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, and David Montgomery as four young men who have left their homes behind to pursue fame and success in downtown Chicago where they live with their uncle Kevin (Emmy-winning actor Forest Whitaker).
Its ensemble cast also includes Tiffany Boone as Kevin’s wife Grace; Yolonda Ross as Kevin’s mother Adora; Aliyah Royale as their sister Raquel; Armando Riesco as Detective Cruz Vera; and Christine Evangelista as Detective Adler.
What’s next for your favorite characters?
After a shocking season 4 finale, fans are wondering what’s in store for the fifth season of The Chi. We are still figuring out when and how to bring back Lena Waithe and Jason Mitchell to set as writers, showrunner Elwood Reid told Vulture.
Both wrote and acted in this last season, and they were invaluable both as writers and actors. -But I would love to see them come back to be writers again because they contributed so much, he added.
To have a black woman writing about her experience as a black woman on television — it had never been done before, not really on TV. When someone does something like that and does it well, you want to support them.
How can you watch past seasons online?
You can watch all of The Chi online on Showtime’s website. You will need to sign up for a free trial or subscribe to the channel to do so. You can also find The Chi on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. All four seasons are available to stream. If you want to watch The Chi offline, you can buy episodes or seasons on iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. Seasons 1-4 are available on DVD.
This show is great because it brings an aspect of Chicago that not many people know about to life. It talks about poverty, gangs, drugs, family dynamics, race relations, etc. It has everything in it that one could think about when talking about inner-city problems.
With season five coming out soon this show has the potential to be one of the best shows ever!
The Chi, which follows the people living on the South Side of Chicago, debuted on Showtime in 2017 to critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series. The show was picked up for another season shortly after it premiered, so it should come as no surprise that rumors about the release date of The Chi Season 5 are now circulating online.