Showtime has renewed The Chi for a third season.
The premium cabler wants to see more of Lena Waithe’s coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side. The show is filmed entirely on location.
News of the renewal come midway through the show’s sophomore run.
The Chi follows a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. It stars Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, and Armando Riesco.
“The Chi revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks. “We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters, and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in Season 3.”
The Chi airs Sunday nights on Showtime.