During Thursday’s Television Critics Association winter press tour session, Showtime announced the premiere date and unveiled the trailer for The Chi Season 2.
The Lena Waithe-produced series stars Jason Mitchell, Tiffany Boone, Alex Hibbert, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Armando Riesco, Barton Fitzpatrick, Shamon Brown Jr. and Michael V. Epps.
Here’s the description for Season 2: “The Chi will spotlight the ambitious plan by Brandon (Mitchell) to make his food truck a success while navigating the class differences with his girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) will encounter a lot of bumps and bruises as he makes an effort to grow up and get custody of his son, guided by his mother Jada (Yolonda Ross), who is discovering a new life of her own. Kevin (Hibbert) reckons with the trauma of what he has experienced in his young life, as he strengthens the bonds with his buddies, Papa (Brown Jr.) and Jake (Epps), whose older brother Reg (Fitzpatrick) exposes Jake to twisted lessons in street survival. Lastly, an imprisoned Ronnie (Mwine) will attempt to come to terms with killing Brandon’s brother and reclaim his life, while Detective Cruz (Riesco) launches a new investigation. The season will also show the joys of living life on the Southside of Chicago.”
Ayanna Floyd Davis is the new showrunner for Season 2. She executive producers with Waithe, Common, Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone.
Watch the trailer below: