The Chi Gets Second Season on Showtime


Showtime has renewed the drama The Chi, created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None), for a second season.

The Chi explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the south side of Chicago. Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. The show is also executive produced by Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Common (Selma).

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year.

“From viewers and critics alike, the response to The Chi has been so enthusiastic from the very start that our decision to renew the series was an easy one,” said Gary Levine, the president of programming at Showtime Networks. “We love the vibrant characters and the nuanced world that Lena has created. Her vision for The Chi has clearly struck a chord, and we know she has many more moving, personal and resonant stories to tell about her beloved hometown.”