May 8, 2024

Paramount+ with Showtime announced today that The Chi has been picked up for a seventh season. The renewal is an early one, coming ahead of the drama's Season 6 return on May 10. The first half of the current season broke a record for the show, delivering its most-watched season yet on streaming, a nearly 25 percent increase over Season 5.

"Lena Waithe is a generational storyteller, whose authentic and unflinching narratives in The Chi resonate deeply, offering a powerful lens into both the complexities of life in Chicago as well as the Black experience in America," said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer, SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks. "On the heels of a record-breaking season and ahead of this week's return, we're excited to provide fans with the promise of more - ensuring that they can continue to enjoy the raw, emotional stories and unforgettable characters that have made this seminal series a resounding success for Showtime."

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.