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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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Series cast summary:
Jason Mitchell ...  Brandon Johnson / ... 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Ronnie Davis / ... 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Jacob Latimore ...  Emmett Washington / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Alex R. Hibbert ...  Kevin Williams / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Yolonda Ross ...  Jada Washington / ... 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Shamon Brown Jr. ...  Papa / ... 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Michael Epps ...  Jake 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Tiffany Boone ...  Jerrika Little / ... 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Armando Riesco ...  Detective Cruz 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Barton Fitzpatrick ...  Reg 15 episodes, 2018-2019
David Alan Anderson David Alan Anderson ...  Greavy 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Cedric Young Cedric Young ...  Sonny 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Birgundi Baker ...  Kiesha / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2019
LaDonna Tittle LaDonna Tittle ...  Ethel / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Tai Davis ...  Tracy Roxboro / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Tyla Abercrumbie ...  Nina Williams / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannaha Hall Hannaha Hall ...  Tiffany / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Genesis Denise Hale Genesis Denise Hale ...  Maisha 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
Aj Carr ...  Stick 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Curtiss Cook ...  Douda 8 episodes, 2019
Michael Island ...  Big Mike 8 episodes, 2018-2019
J. Nicole Brooks J. Nicole Brooks ...  Sgt. Clemmons 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Brian King ...  Detective Bill Wallace 7 episodes, 2018
Crystal Anne Dickinson Crystal Anne Dickinson ...  Det. Alice Toussaint 7 episodes, 2019
Steve Casillas ...  Luis 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Corey Hendrix ...  Curtis 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Curtis Toler Curtis Toler ...  JB 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
Mickey O'Sullivan ...  Chef Dan 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Rolando Boyce ...  Darnell 5 episodes, 2019


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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


Featured in 50th NAACP Image Awards (2019) See more »

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19 February 2018 | by mike-499-205871See all my reviews

The Chi is one of the best shows to air in a long time. Watching it after the utter dross that is MacMafia reminded me of how good television should look and feel. The writers take their time to introduce you to the characters, and give them space to develop. A rare thing these days. It's been compared to The Wire, and there are definite similarities (obviously no bad thing), but The Chi has a vibe all of it's own and gradually hooks you in. Most shows aim to have someone on screen you can empathise with, or at least identify with, but here there are so many members of the cast you genuinely want to go along with for the ride. I'm surprised this show doesn't have a higher rating. From the reviews so far it's clear some people just don't get it, or have the time to let something grow, but this is top class television and I hope it gets the audience it clearly deserves.

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