'The Chi' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lena Waithe's coming-of-age drama

'The Chi' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lena Waithe's coming-of-age drama

Showtime is back with yet another promising season of 'The Chi'. The third installment will debut next month after completing two successful seasons. The drama series has a healthy 83% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and with the new season, fans will be hopeful of seeing their favorite characters put in another soulful performance.

Created by Lena Waithe, the show captures the everyday lives of people in the Chicago's south side. 'The Chi' is a coming-of-age-drama that sees a bunch of residents linked by coincidence, but they develop a bond with each other in their quest for connection.  Here's what we know about Season 3 so far. 


Release date

'The Chi' Season 3 will air on Showtime on June 21 at 9 pm ET. 


Season 2 ended differently for each character. Brandon and Jerrika ended their relationship. It also saw Brandon forgive, Ronnie, the man who killed his brother. The finale saw him make a decision to work with the detectives. Fans also know that neither Brandon or Jerrika will return for Season 3. As far as Jake and Reggie's storylines go, Jake gets arrested for selling drugs outside the high school, and Reggie gets shot by assailants on bikes. 


Kevin decides to go to private school while Papa promises to stay supportive and make their relationship a lot stronger. Meanwhile, Emmett and Tiffany find common ground as she agrees to whatever decision they make despite knowing that a fourth child would hard to take care of. Season 3 will pick up from where these events end and the one question most fans have is how Waithe decides to bring Brandon and Jerrika's characters an ending since they will not be part of the show. 



Season 3 will see the return of a few familiar faces. Jacob Latimore as Emmett Washington, Yolanda Ross as Jada,  Shamon Brown Jr as Stanley “Papa” Jackson, Alex Hibbert as Kevin Williams, Common as Seem), Michael V Epps as Jake Taylor and Burgundy Baker as Kiesha Williams. 

In addition, 'The Chi' Season 3 will also see Cory Hardrict, Joel Steingold and Salvador Chacon, set to make get multi-episode arcs. Hardrict will play Dante, an independent rapper, while Steingold will play Martin St John, a Hedge Fund manager, and Chacon, portrays Tomas Gutierrez, a nurse who works alongside Jada.



Created by Lena Waithe, the EPs include Waithe, Common, Elwood Reid, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa and Ayanna Floyd Davis.




Watch this space for more updates on 'The Chi' Season 3.

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