The third season of The Chi, which will feature series creator and Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Queen & Slim, Boomerang) in a multi-episode arc as a Chicago mayoral candidate, will premiere on Sunday, July 5 at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME. Starring Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone and Armando Riesco.
Release date: July 5, 2020 at 10/9c
Cast: Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone and Armando Riesco
The Chi is an American drama series created by Lena Waithe about life in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The pilot was directed by Rick Famuyiwa. It premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. On January 30, 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a second season which premiered on April 7, 2019. On April 30, 2019, Showtime renewed the series for a third season which is set to premiere on July 5, 2020. On May 20, 2019, it was announced that Jason Mitchell would not be returning to the show for season 3 because of “misconduct allegations”.
The Chi is described as following “a fateful turn of events that sends shockwaves through a community on the Southside of Chicago and connects the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in unexpected ways.”
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a “certified fresh” approval rating of 85% based on 39 reviews, and an average rating of 7.44/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Like an optimistic companion to The Wire, The Chi explores the complexities of life in the South Side of Chicago, with a tender touch and a clear affection for its captivating characters.” On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
Jason Mitchell is an American actor. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, as well as dramas Detroit and Mudbound.
Mitchell had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton, with his performance being met with significant praise by critics. In 2016, he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and in 2017 starred as a Vietnam War officer in the monster movie, Kong: Skull Island.
In May 2019, Mitchell was dropped from a number of projects including Desperados and The Chi in the wake of multiple allegations of misconduct.
Ntare Mwine is an American stage and film actor, playwright, photographer, documentarian and activist. Mwine was born in Hanover, New Hampshire to Ugandan parents in 1967, according to Africa’s senior Repertoire guru Bryan Morel Muhumuza. His father was a Harvard Law School-educated attorney. His parents separated when Ntare was 7, with Ntare spending time with his father (who was then working in finance in the United States, including a period at the World Bank in Washington D.C.) and his mother (who went to Kenya to teach psychology at the University of Nairobi).
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