Lena Waithe Series ‘The Chi’ Resumes Filming Season 6 in Chicago

As we head into the new year with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in the rearview, television production is in full swing in the Windy City. Critically acclaimed Showtime series The Chi is back to work on Season Six. Filming began this week, on Monday, December 11th.

Earlier this year, Showtime announced that the sixth season of The Chi would be an “expanded season” with 16 episodes split into two halves. The first eight episodes were already released, click here to watch them now. The “second half” of eight episodes is what will be filming throughout the City of Chicago in December and into the new year.

The Chi is created by Emmy winning Chicagoan Lena Waithe; Waithe is joined as executive producer on the series by Grammy and Oscar winning Chicago rapper and social activist Common.

Here is the trailer for Season 6…

In Season Six, The Chi fam face new challenges while deepening the ties that make their community much more than just a neighborhood. Emmett’s new business partnership puts stress on his relationship with Kiesha, Victor navigates his private life going public, and Kevin, Jake and Papa decide what kind of men they want to be, all while Douda extends his powerful reach over the South Side. It’s time to grow up, step up and boss up.

The cast is led by Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Curtiss Cook, Luke James and Birgundi Baker.

Executive Producers for The Chi alongside Lena Waithe and Common include Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa (who directed the pilot where it all began), Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Rishi Rajani, Justin Hillian.

Catch up on the first six seasons of The Chi by clicking here.

Be sure to check back here at SCREEN Magazine for the latest on The Chi. You can also click right here to subscribe to our weekly email newsletter.

You may also like

Charles Jenkins Teams Up with Agents of Slang
Chicago Critics Film Festival Unveils Full Program, Special Guests, Grant Recipients
Disney’s Filmed-In-Chicago Series ‘Saturdays’ Premieres March 24th
39th Chicago Latino Film Festival Opens and Closes with Films Directed by Women

Leave a Reply