WATCH: The Series Premiere of Showtime Series ‘The Chi’ Today

Today Showtime will be offering a free preview of the the highly anticipated new drama series The Chi, created and executive produced by Emmy Award winning writer Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge).

The Chicago-based drama will be streaming on several platforms including YouTubeFacebook and, as well as through various provider portals, Showtime’s On Demand channels and on the Showtime website.

The Chi is described as a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

The cast includes Tiffany Boone (The Following), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Yolonda Ross (The Get Down), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), , Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), and Armando Riesco (Bull).

Check out the full synopsis below:

Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen is thrust into complex responsibility with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit. Sonja Sohn, Jahking Guillory, and Steven Williams recur.

The Chi will premiere on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and we can’t wait!  Check out the preview!



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