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The Chi 

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The Chi (short for Chicago) follows the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in the South Side neighborhood of Chicago after a fateful turn of events sends shock waves through the community but also connects them in unexpected ways.

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Lena Waithe
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Mitchell ...  Brandon Johnson 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Ronnie Davis 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Jacob Latimore ...  Emmett Washington 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Alex R. Hibbert ...  Kevin Williams 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Yolonda Ross ...  Jada Washington 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Shamon Brown Jr. ...  Stanley 'Papa' Jackson 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Michael Epps ...  Jake Taylor 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Tiffany Boone ...  Jerrika Little 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Armando Riesco ...  Det. Armando Cruz 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Barton Fitzpatrick ...  Reg Taylor 16 episodes, 2018-2019
David Alan Anderson David Alan Anderson ...  Greavy 13 episodes, 2018-2019
LaDonna Tittle LaDonna Tittle ...  Miss Ethel Davis 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Tai Davis ...  Tracy Roxboro 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Cedric Young Cedric Young ...  Sonny 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Birgundi Baker ...  Kiesha Williams 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Tyla Abercrumbie ...  Nina Williams 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannaha Hall Hannaha Hall ...  Tiffany 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Genesis Denise Hale Genesis Denise Hale ...  Maisha 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Michael Island ...  Big Mike 10 episodes, 2018-2019
José Antonio García ...  Mr. Gasca 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Sonja Sohn ...  Laverne Johnson 9 episodes, 2018
Steven Williams ...  Quentin Dickinson 9 episodes, 2018
Curtiss Cook ...  Otis 'Douda' Perry 8 episodes, 2019
Aj Carr ...  Stick 8 episodes, 2018-2019
J. Nicole Brooks J. Nicole Brooks ...  Sgt. Clemmons 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Curtis Toler Curtis Toler ...  JB 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Crystal Anne Dickinson Crystal Anne Dickinson ...  Det. Alice Toussaint 7 episodes, 2019
Brian King ...  Det. Bill Wallace 7 episodes, 2018
Steve Casillas ...  Luis 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Corey Hendrix ...  Curtis 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Julian Parker ...  Barry 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Tosin Morohunfola ...  Trice 6 episodes, 2018
Malkia Stampley Malkia Stampley ...  Karen 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Mariah Gordon ...  Andrea 6 episodes, 2018
Behzad Dabu ...  Amir 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Byron Bowers ...  Meldrick 5 episodes, 2018
Kristina Emerson ...  Sarah 5 episodes, 2018
Chris Lee ...  Hannibal 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Rolando Boyce ...  Darnell 5 episodes, 2019
Mickey O'Sullivan ...  Chef Dan 5 episodes, 2018-2019
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The Chi (short for Chicago) follows the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in the South Side neighborhood of Chicago after a fateful turn of events sends shock waves through the community but also connects them in unexpected ways.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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16:9 HD
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Both Jason Mitchell and Alex Hibbert have acted in Oscar-nominated films: "Straight Outta Compton" and "Moonlight", respectively. Moonlight went on to win three awards for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Adapted Screenplay, and even Best Picture. See more »

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13 February 2018 | by jamesmitchell-68374See all my reviews

I have never reviewed a show or movie before. I feel that this show is probably more realistic than some reviewers are giving credit. I listened to an interview from the writer of this show and she is from Chicago. From what I understood, her goal was to take a murder and build from that. To show the audience the ripples that the murder we see on the news actually has on the people in a neighbourhood like this. Most of the characters are good people but the murder of that one person creates consequences and impacts all those around. To think this is fiction or couldn't happen is naive in the world we currently live in. I agree with the one reviewer who compared it to The Wire. An excellent show with great writing and acting.


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