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The Chi: Showtime Releases First Episode Online

Are you looking for something to watch over the holidays? Showtime has just released the premiere of their new TV show The Chi online early.From Lena Waithe and Common, the drama centers “on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.” The cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco, and Tiffany Boone.Read More…
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Trailer Watch: Jesus Is Watching in Lena Waithe’s “The Chi”

The Chi

Comprised mostly of snippets, the first trailer for “The Chi” doesn’t reveal much about the new Showtime series’ plot. We catch a peek of various characters and scenarios, ranging from a mom catching her teen son hiding a naked girl under his bed to a police officer breaking into a house and being greeted with a pointed gun. What the atmospheric spot makes clear is that the show will be both comedic and dramatic.

Deadline’s synopsis of the series helps shed some light on what exactly we’re getting a taste of. “Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Jason Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Tiffany Boone). Emmett (Jacob Latimore) is the carefree teen thrust into
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The Chi: Showtime Unveils Full Trailer and Poster for Chicago Drama Series

Showtime is headed to the Windy City. Today, the network released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming TV show The Chi.From Lena Waithe and Common, the drama centers "on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption." The cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco, and Tiffany Boone.Read More…
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
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The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama

The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama
It’s easy to dismiss sensational headlines but harder to ignore the faces of the people involved in those stories, a point the new trailer for Showtime’s The Chi makes by immersing viewers in the vivid experiences of those living on the South Side of Chicago.

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The drama from Lena Waithe (Master of None), Common (Selma, Hell on Wheels) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge) is a coming-of-age tale that follows a group of South Side residents “who become linked by coincidence but bonded by
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Teaser Watch: Meet the Characters of Lena Waithe’s New Show “The Chi”

The Chi

“The only reason I told you this shit is cuz I thought you was gonna handle it,” an unidentified voice says in the only dialogue included in the teaser for Lena Waithe’s “The Chi.” The spot’s main focus seems to be introducing the audience to the world, look, and feel of Chicago’s south side, the Showtime drama’s setting.

The teaser also provides quick glimpses of the series’ main players — Jerrika (Tiffany Boone), Jada (Yolonda Ross), Coogie (Jahking Guillory), Brandon (Jason Mitchell), Ronnie (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine), Emmett (Jacob Latimore), Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert), and Cruz (Armando Riesco)— but leaves their backgrounds, roles, and connections to one another a mystery.

Created and executive produced by “Master of None” writer and star Waithe, “The Chi” is, per Showtime’s synopsis, “a powerful coming-of-age drama series about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans who remind us that no matter what, the human spirit is strong and hope never dies.”

Waithe made history last month when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She was honored for co-writing the “Master of None” episode “Thanksgiving,” which sees her character, Denise, slowly come out to her friends and family over the course of two decades.

“I have never seen a black female character come out on television,” Waithe has said of “Thanksgiving.” “There are times you’re going about your business of being an artist, and you don’t realize that what you’re doing hasn’t been done before … So I cannot be prouder of the fact that we did do it.”

The Chi” premieres January 7, 2018 on Showtime.

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The Chi: Showtime Sets Premiere for New Chicago Drama Series

Showtime is headed to the Windy City. Today, the network announced the premiere date for their upcoming TV show The Chi.From creator Lena Waithe, the drama "explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago." The cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco, and Tiffany Boone.Read More…
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The First Teaser for Lena Waithe's New Show 'The Chi' Is Here -- And it Looks Amazing!

The First Teaser for Lena Waithe's New Show 'The Chi' Is Here -- And it Looks Amazing!
You can't judge a show by its trailer, but it's hard to watch the teaser for Lena Waithe's upcoming new series, and not get excited.

The Emmy-winningMaster of None star unveiled the first look at her new Showtime show, The Chi, on Wednesday, tweeting, "I rep #TheChi everywhere I go, if you’re feeling the teaser hit that retweet button."

Check it out below.

More: Lena Waithe Makes Emmys History With Comedy Writing Win for 'Master of None'

The Chi premieres on Jan. 7 on Showtime.

Waithe is the creator and writer of the semi-autobiographical show, which has been in the works since 2015. Common is also a producer on the series, which centers around the working-class African-American community on the south side of Chicago, where the 33-year-old writer grew up.

The stars of Waithe's new series include Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Jason Mitchell, Armando Riesco, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert and [link=nm
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch
Showtime has released the teaser trailer for “The Chi,” a new drama series from recent Emmy winner Lena Waithe (“Master of None”) and Common. Waithe wrote, produced, and stars in the show, which takes place in (you guessed it) Chicago. Watch the trailer below.

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Here’s the synopsis: “On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping 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.”

Read More:Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, More Cast in Lena Waithe-Created Showtime Pilot

Waithe, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross, Jason Mitchell, Sonja Sohn,
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch
Showtime has released the teaser trailer for “The Chi,” a new drama series from recent Emmy winner Lena Waithe (“Master of None”) and Common. Waithe wrote, produced, and stars in the show, which takes place in (you guessed it) Chicago. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Master of None’: Lena Waithe on How Her Revolutionary Episode Represents Lesbians on TV

Here’s the synopsis: “On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping 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.”

Read More:Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, More Cast in Lena Waithe-Created Showtime Pilot

Waithe, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross, Jason Mitchell, Sonja Sohn,
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Film Review: The Bad Batch (2016): Grindhouse done Arthouse

The Bad Batch Review The Bad Batch (2016) Film Review, a movie written & directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, and starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Mamoa, Jim Carrey, Jayda FinkGiovanni RibisiDiego LunaYolonda RossAlina AliluykinaCory RobertsE.R. RuizLouie Lopez Jr.Aye Hasegawa, and Keanu Reeves. I walked into this film with no prior knowledge, whatsoever. No prior knowledge [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: The Bad Batch (2016): Grindhouse done Arthouse
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Ana Lily Amirpour Responds to Racism Charges — But Won’t Apologize For Making You Uncomfortable

Ana Lily Amirpour Responds to Racism Charges — But Won’t Apologize For Making You Uncomfortable
Ana Lily Amirpour seems like the ultimate counterpunch to Hollywood’s diversity problem. She’s an Iranian woman director raised in America, directing inventive genre movies with an anarchic sensibility all her own. While much of the country celebrated the feminist leanings of “Wonder Woman,” Amirpour had already finished “The Bad Batch,” her horror-sci-fi-western hybrid about a dystopian world in which a young woman battles cannibals in a desolate wasteland. The movie, which premiered at the festivals last fall, confirmed Amirpour’s capacity for exploring marginalized figures through the empowering lens of ferocious female characters first seen in her acclaimed debut, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”

Which was why, eight months into her promotional tour for “The Bad Batch,” Amirpour was astonished to find herself accused of racism. During a post-screening Q&A for “The Bad Batch” in Chicago, Amirpour was confronted by a woman named Bianca Xiunse,
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Cannibal thriller The Bad Batch gets a first poster

Ahead of its Us release next month, a poster has arrived online for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s upcoming cannibal thriller The Bad Batch which stars Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, and Yolonda Ross; check it out below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Bad Batch here

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.

The Bad Batch
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New trailer for cannibal thriller The Bad Batch

A new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming cannibal thriller The Bad Batch. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the film stars Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, and Yolonda Ross; check it out below after the official synopsis…

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.

The Bad Batch is set for release on June 23rd.
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Second Trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's Post-Apocalyptic 'The Bad Batch'

"All the things you've done have put you right here... with me." Neon has unveiled a second official trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's post-apocalyptic, dystopian cannibal western thriller called The Bad Batch. This follow-up to her feature directorial debut follows a woman who drifts through a hostile desert wasteland overrun by cannibals. Suki Waterhouse stars as Arlen, with Jason Momoa, Yolonda Ross, Emily O'Brien, Alina Aliluykina, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey, plus the one-and-only Keanu Reeves. This premiered at film festivals last fall to mostly very negative reviews, from many people I trust. Jeremy wrote a review from Fantastic Fest saying that it "seems like something of a big step back" for the director. This is a very curious trailer, this visuals & music are interesting, but I'm still not expecting much. Here's the second official trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's The Bad Batch, direct from Neon's YouTube:
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‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer: Ana Lily Amirpour Dares Us to Find Comfort in the Wasteland

‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer: Ana Lily Amirpour Dares Us to Find Comfort in the Wasteland
Neon is off to a strong start. After enjoying a successful debut with the Anne Hathaway–starring “Colossal,” which opened in theaters last Friday, the newest distributor in town has released the trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch.” The writer/director’s sophomore effort has earned comparisons to both “Mad Max” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” apparently living up to the strangeness of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and then some. Watch below.

Read More: ‘The Bad Batch’ Review: Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves’ Thriller Is ‘Mad Max’ Meets ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ — Venice Film Festival

Beginning with an ominous bird perched atop a “find comfort” sign, the trailer introduces us to our one-legged heroine (Suki Waterhouse), a group of imposing body-builders led by Jason “Khal Drogo” Momoa, a sagacious Keanu Reeves and everyone else trying to eke out an existence in this post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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First Teaser Trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's Dystopian 'The Bad Batch'

"The chaos of this world is vast and unknowable. We'd like to think we can understand it. But we can't." Neon has debuted a teaser trailer for the new film from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour, a dystopian cannibal western thriller titled The Bad Batch. The follow-up to her feature directorial debut follows a woman who drifts through a hostile desert wasteland overrun by cannibals. Suki Waterhouse stars, along with Jason Momoa, Yolonda Ross, Emily O'Brien, Alina Aliluykina, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey, plus the one-and-only Keanu Reeves. This premiered at film festivals last fall to mostly very negative reviews, from many people I trust. Jeremy wrote a review from Fantastic Fest saying that it "seems like something of a big step back" for the director. Take a look anyway. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's The Bad Batch,
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Trailer for cannibal thriller The Bad Batch starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves

The first trailer has debuted for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s upcoming cannibal thriller The Bad Batch. The films stars Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna, and Yolonda Ross; take a look below after the official synopsis…

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.

The Bad Batch is set for release on June 23rd.
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‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer and Release Date: Ana Lily Amirpour’s Post-Apocalyptic Oddity Arrives in Theaters This Summer

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‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer and Release Date: Ana Lily Amirpour’s Post-Apocalyptic Oddity Arrives in Theaters This Summer
Ana Lily Amirpour made one of the most attention-grabbing debuts in recent memory with “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” and now the writer/director is back with “The Bad Batch.” The newly launched Neon is set to release the film this summer, and to commemorate the occasion they’ve also put out a new trailer. Watch below.

Read More: ‘The Bad Batch’ Review: Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves’ Thriller Is ‘Mad Max’ Meets ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ — Venice Film Festival

Amirpour, whose debut is regarded as the first (and, to date, only) Iranian vampire Western, appears to be back in genre-bending mode: “The Bad Batch” has been described as a post-apocalyptic melding of “Mad Max” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Neon’s growing slate also includes the Anne Hathaway–starring “Colossal” and Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats,” which won a directing prize at Sundance.

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