Attention readers! It’s time for South Side Chicago to come back on television screens. Here is everything we know about The Chi Season 6.
The summer streaming season just got a little better as “The Chi” will officially return for its highly anticipated sixth season, which will unfold all the things the fans have been eager to get answered for after the fifth season’s final episode that left audiences craving for more and face new challenges with the beloved characters of this popular drama series that so far has delivered an electrifying blend of heart-wrenching drama, thought-provoking narratives, and unexpected twists, which we love!
Now it’s time to brace yourself for another thrilling chapter in the lives of Brandon, Emmett, Kevin, Jada, and Ronnie as they navigate love, loss, redemption, and the pursuit of their dreams in a city that can both break and make them. So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about when the sixth season will premiere, then look no further. We have compiled all of the relevant information right here for you, which is a perfect guide to help you prepare before streaming the new chapter.
Here is everything we know so far about Showtime’s much-awaited The Chi Season 6.
The Chi Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere on Showtime?
After months of anticipation, the readers can finally sigh with relief because the upcoming sixth season is all set to make its official comeback this year! Yes, you read it right. After being announced back on June 21, 2023, the network has confirmed that the sixth season will consist of 16 episodes, which is reported to be split into two parts, and the first part will premiere on Friday, August 4, 2023, at the same time slot of 9:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime, with new episodes dropping on a weekly basis just like the previous seasons.
The official release date for the second installment has not been confirmed yet, as there is still a lot of time left for such information to be disclosed, but we speculate it will premiere sometime in late 2023 or even in 2024! Until there is any official confirmation, we urge the readers to stay tuned to the official social media handle for the show to get all the latest updates beforehand and also check out the official release date announcement post, quote, “Get HYPED! We’re back with Season 6 of #TheChi – August 4th on #ParamountPlus with Showtime.”
— The Chi (@SHOTheChi) June 21, 2023
The Chi Season 6 Plot: What to expect?
The official logline for the sixth season is as follows: Big dreams are finally realized but at a cost, and everyone will be tested in unimaginable ways as they calculate the risks and rewards of their next big move. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Kiesha’s (Birgundi Baker) blissful blended union is tested by his insatiable drive to expand Smokey’s and a new perilous partnership, while Kiesha finally races toward a rewarding new career. Douda (Curtiss Cook) deals with the fallout of Q’s murder and its effect on the shifting loyalty of his inner circle.
Victor’s (Luke James) bold declaration of love for both his new girlfriend and his beloved community will impact his political ambitions. Happily married Jada (Yolonda Ross) mentors Emmett and her besties as they navigate relationships. Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is becoming a brilliant master gamer but struggles with the youthful pitfalls of early independence. Jake (Michael V. Epps) launches a new business, and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) falls for an older woman while questioning his faith.
“The Chi is Showtime at its best – complex characters and sophisticated storytelling that leave our viewers wanting more, which is why we’ve expanded this season to its biggest yet,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks, in a statement. “Lena is a gifted creator and we’re fortunate to collaborate with her on this iconic series – one of our biggest – as we continue to lean into diverse cultures, one of our key programming lanes, that you’ll see us build out as we gear up to launch Paramount+ with Showtime.”
— The Chi (@SHOTheChi) June 23, 2023
The Chi Season 6 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members for the sixth season who are expected to return are as follows Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook. 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 are among the guest stars for the new season.
There can also be some other surprise appearances, which will be disclosed once the release date draws near.
Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe and her Hillman Grad banner (Twenties, Master of None) and executive produced by Common (Selma). Along with Waithe and Common, the series is executive produced by Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad. Executive Producers Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel are co-showrunners for Season 6, and producers Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield are set to direct multiple episodes.
The Chi Season 6 Episodes: Where to stream?
As mentioned above, this season will be made up of 16 episodes with an average runtime of 46–58 minutes that will be split into two eight-episode installments. The first part will return next month, and the second half of the season will premiere at a later date. Hence, we recommend that viewers follow the show’s social media handle to stay up-to-date on the latest details about the highly anticipated sixth season.
In the meantime, check out all the previous seasons of this beloved drama series, which is available to stream exclusively on Showtime and FuboTV. You can also stream it by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play. The show is also already available on these platforms, which offer compelling drama-comedy series and family entertainment and are available to watch across all your favorite screens.
The Chi Season 6 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
Yes! The network recently published a full-length, 1:10-minute official trailer on Showitme’s YouTube channel, which highlights the overall plot of the season and confirms that the series will be true to its core premise, which follows: On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids preparing for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches.
But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life-or-death consequences. From Emmy winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Take a look at the official trailer for The Chi Season 6 below, and let us know in the comments what you like the most about this trailer.
Catch up on the previous seasons and let us know in the comment section how you think The Chi Season 6 is going to end the plot.