'The Chi' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the show's next instalment

A Season 4 announcement hasn't officially been made but considering the past success of the show, Showtime might greenlight another season or two


                            'The Chi' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the show's next instalment
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Another season of 'The Chi' comes to an end. Seasons 1 and 2 of Showtimes hit drama boasts of an 87% and 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and while season 3 is yet to give a critics rating, the show has already been a hit with the audience come August 23, the season will come to an end after 10 episodes. While a season 4 announcement hasn't officially been made, considering the past success of the show, Showtime just might greenlight another season or two.

Should there be a season 4, here's what we can expect from it.

Release date

Season 3's release moved up its timelines after 'Billions' went on a break with the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. 'The Chi' released in June this year and with production resuming slowly across the world, a new potential season might just arrive sometime in the mid of 2021.

Plot

It's typical 'The Chi' as it follows the life of the people on the South Side. Season 3 ends with Jake (Michael V Epps) now staying with his brother, Trig (Luke James). Emmett (Jacob Latimore) marries longtime girlfriend, Tiffany (Hannaha Hall), and Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) finally shows signs of recovering from the trauma she suffered after being kidnapped in the first episodes of Season 3. End of the installment, she's shown to be pregnant with the kidnapper's child. 

Ronnie's (Ntare Mwine) death was a major shocker after he was avenged for killing Coogie in Season 1. It was a sad ending for the character who had just found some purpose in life after being rather deplorable in Seasons 1 and 2. Douda Perry (Curtiss Cook) and Camille Hallaway (Lena Waithe) still have unfinished business. He may have gone on to become Mayor, but that hasn't changed him from the crooked man he's always been. Kevin now has Jemma (Judae'a) by his side as a steady date.

Season 4 will most probably pick up from where Season 3 left off. Kiesha's pregnancy will be a storyline while Emmett's married life comes in as well. Jake's future with Trig will be explored while Papa (Shamon Brown) and Kevin will have their own first-world issues to deal with. Jada (Yolonda Ross) might just get married to Tomas (Salvador Chacon) as that was a storyline left unfinished.

Cast

Expect a majority of the characters to come back in Season 4. Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, and series creator Lena Waithe are all set to come back if there is anew season.  In season three, Luke James, Alani “La La” Anthony, Lil Rel Howery, Kandi Burruss, and Curtiss Cook played some key roles and they might have multi-episode arcs in the new season as well.

Writer/Director

Lena Waither serves as the EP of the series. Aaron Kaplan has been a prominent feature in the production department as well. The two might be back in all probability as well.

Trailer

There is no trailer for the yet-to-be-announced Season 4 yet. However, we'll keep updating this space regularly, so stay tuned.

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