Tiffany Boone (The Following) has officially joined the cast of Lena Waithe’s Showtime series The Chi alongside Moonlight star Alex R. Hibbert.

Created/executive produced by Lena Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Elwood Reid, and executive produced by Common and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios, The Chi is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story that follows a half dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago.

According to Deadline, Boone will play Jerrika, Brandon’s (Jason Mitchell) outspoken partner in life. Although she struggles with his mother for acceptance as his girlfriend, she also is wise and helpful in navigating Brandon’s path. A restaurant manager herself, in tough times she works hard to keep Brandon away from street justice and on his own road to being a chef. Hibbert portrays Kevin, who is street-smart and confident and focuses on the things important to a 13-year-old. He’s infatuated with a girl in his class, has a close group of neighborhood friends and dreams of getting out of the South Side. Unfortunately, being at the wrong place at the wrong time puts him at the scene of a murder, and now Kevin has a new kind of fear — for his life.

Boone joins a cast including Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty), and Jason Mitchell (Mudbound).

Boone has a long history working in film in television.  She starred in the feature film Detention alongside Dane Cook and Josh Hutcherson, and in Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures.  She has appeared in several television series such as ABC’s Suburgatory and Once Upon a Time and in TNT’s Southland, Perception, and Major Crimes.  She is best known for her role as Mandy on the popular Fox series The Following, and recently had a recurring role on USA’s Complications.

We look forward to sharing more updates about this exciting project as they are revealed.  Congrats Tiffany Boone!