‘The Chi’ Season 6 Trailer Brings Secrets And New Beginnings

Showtime has released the trailer for Season 6 of The Chirevealing the new season will bring new highs, lows and secrets.

The series returns in August, with an expanded 16-episode season split into two eight-episode installments – with the second half of the season airing at a later date.

The coming-of-age drama centers on a group of South Side Chicagoans who are bound by coincidence but bound by the need for connection and redemption.

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According to the official description for the new season, “The happy mixed union of Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) is tested by his insatiable drive to expand Smokey’s and a perilous new partnership, while as Kiesha finally rushes into a rewarding new career Douda (Curtiss Cook) deals with the fallout from Q’s murder and its effects on the shifting loyalties of those around her Victor’s (Luke James) bold declaration of love for his new girlfriend and her beloved community will impact his political ambitions Happily married Jada (Yolonda Ross) mentors Emmett and his best friends as they navigate their relationships Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is becoming a brilliant master player but struggles with the youthful trappings of early independence.Jake (Michael V. Epps) starts a new business and Dad (Shamon Brown Jr.) falls in love with an older woman while question his faith.

Season 6 guest stars include Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, L’lerrét Jazelle, Hannaha Hall, Ahmad Ferguson, Genesis Denise Hale, Joel Steingold, Judae’a Brown, Miriam A. Hyman, Tyla Abercrumbie, Tai Davis, Rolando Boyce and Tory O. Davis.

The series is created and produced by Lena Waithe and her Hillman Grad banner (Twenties, Master of None). Rapper, actor and executive producer of Common from Chicago.

Season 5 saw the show break a streaming viewership record, Showtime said.

Besides Waithe and Common, executive producers include Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), ID8 Multimedia’s Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad.

Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Producers Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield are directing several episodes this season.

The 20th Television drama is produced entirely in the city of the same name.

Season 6 of The Chi begins airing August 4 on Paramount+ with Showtime and On Demand, before making its on-air debut Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Watch the trailer below:

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