THE CHI Premieres January 7 on Showtime

THE CHI Premieres January 7 on Showtime

Here’s a first look at Showtime’s upcoming hourlong drama series THE CHI, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (MASTER OF NONE), executive produced by Elwood Reid (THE BRIDGE) and Chicago hip-hop icon Common. Showtime has set a January 7 premiere.

Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering 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 ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), Jacob Latimore (SLEIGHT), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (QUEEN OF KATWE), Alex Hibbert (MOONLIGHT), Yolonda Ross (THE GET DOWN), Armando Riesco (BULL) and Tiffany Boone (THE FOLLOWING).

THE CHI will premiere on Sunday, January 7 at 9 p.m. Central.