How do you pronounce The Chi? Do you say it as The Chee or The Shy? If you’ve been debating that, then it’s safe to say you’ve been a big fan of the hit show on Showtime. With 4 seasons already under its belt, what do we know about The Chi season 5 release date and more, let’s find out!
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, The Chi is a coming-of-age drama set in the south of Chicago. An unprecedented event leaves the community of people living there shell shocked. Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie, and Kevin, four people living separate lives, are connected through ways they never thought they will.
The Chi season 5 release date will be June 24, 2022. The show will first premiere for its on-demand customers through the Showtime OTT app and then premiere on the cable network two days later. The Chi will air in its prime time slot of 9 pm Eastern Time.
The creator of the show, Lena Waithe, said the fans will love what the new season brings. She also thanked the fans immensely for making The Chi such a success that it has become. I think more than her, it is us fans who should be thanking her for creating such a lovable show!
The Chi Season 5 Release Date 2022 | All You Need To Know!
According to statistics revealed by Showtime, The Chi season 4 ended as one of the most streamed shows on the network. The same network houses blockbusters like Billions, so this achievement is quite significant. Season 4 ended with a cliffhanger, and we can’t wait for the new season to arrive. So until that happens, let’s check more details about the show!
Additional Details About The Show –
|Cast||Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho, Mwine, Jacob Latimore, and Alex Hibbert|
|Average Run-Time||46-58 minutes|
|Streaming Platform||Disney+ and Showtime|
|Number of Seasons||4|
|Number of Episodes||40|
|Rotten Tomatoes Rating||87%|
Warning: The space below contains Spoiler Alert for The Chi Season 4!!!!
What Happened In The Chi Season 4? A Brief Recap Of The Previous Season!
The Chi season 4 finale had a cliffhanger which was insane, to say the least. Emmet and his wife Tiff decide to end their relationship. We saw the two try to revive their love by having an open marriage, but the idea didn’t work out. Tiff’s feelings for Rob seem to make more sense to her now, and she seems ready to give that relationship a chance.
Season 4 of The Chi also saw Jada suffer from cancer. As the show progressed, we saw her emerge victorious in her battle against the disease and beat cancer. The community and the area that they live in has a rising crime rate and lack many of the basic facilities essential for a quality life. This prompts Trig to kickstart his political career and take matters into his own hands. A decision of which Douda and Shaad seem supportive.
Besides all these major development in their personal and community lives, there is also a lot of drama that is going on. Individual challenges are the highlight of The Chi season 4.
The Chi Season 5 Plot And Story Details | What To Expect From The New Season?
So far, everyone connected with The Chi has been tight-lipped about the new season, but we can make a good guess on what to expect next. Considering where the show left off in season 4 and the epic finale, we will likely see more clarity about Tiff and Emmet’s confrontation about their marriage. The two share a child and will have to figure out how to share their parenting responsibilities.
Christian and Kiesha’s relationship is also going through tough times, so we will most likely get clarity around it in The Chi season 5. With the community program taking shape, we expect more unexpected bonds to be formed throughout the new season. The challenges individuals face at a personal level will also keep coming up.
The Chi Season 5 Cast And Crew | Who Will We Be Seeing?
As The Chi season 5 release date comes closer, we have a new list of people who will be joining the show. The official handle of the show tweeted back in may that Nia Jervier and Carolyn Michelle Smith will be joining the show for season 5. Two more names – Antonyah Allen and L’lerrét Jazelle – have recently been announced to join The Chi season 5.
Other regular and recurring cast members who have been on The Chi for the last 4 years that are scheduled to come back are as follows.
Birgundi Baker (Kiesha Williams)
Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa)
Curtiss Cook (Douda)
Michael V. Epps (Jake Taylor)
Alex Hibbert (Kevin Williams)
Luke James (Trig Taylor)
Jacob Latimore (Emmett Washington)
Yolonda Ross (Jada Washington)
La La Anthony (Dom)
Kandi Burruss (Roselyn Perry)
Iman Shumpert (Rob)
Jason Weaver (Rahsaad “Shaad” Marshall)
The Chi Season 5 Trailer | Is There One?
The Chi season 5 release date was announced, along with a new trailer for the season. Since then, there have been a few trailers of the show. While not telling us what the new season will be about, it does give us reason to be hyped about it. Check out the trailer above and tell us how excited you are on a scale of 1-10 in the comments section below!
With only a month to go before The Chi season 5 release comes, we can’t contain ourselves. Who is your favorite from the show, and what do you think will happen in the new season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!