September 8, 2020

Showtime announced today that The Chi has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news comes two weeks following the conclusion of Season 3, which grew its audience by over 10 percent compared to Season 2 despite mixed reviews from both audiences and critics.

Set in Chicago, the city of which it is named after, The Chi focuses on working-class residents within a south side community who become linked by coincidence but are bonded by the need for connection and redemption. It is a tough neighborhood, where there is real and constant danger, meaning even the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.

The series was created by Lena Waithe, who is probably best-known for her work on Netflix comedy Master of None, of which she starred in and wrote for. Waithe had a noteworthy year in 2017, becoming the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Look for Season 4 of The Chi in mid-to-late 2021.