What is The Chi (TV) About?
The Chi is an American drama television series that premiered on Showtime in 2018. Set and filmed on the South Side of Chicago, the show tells the intertwined stories of several residents as they navigate the complexities of life in the inner city. Created by Lena Waithe, the series explores themes of family, community, and the challenges faced by youth in urban environments. The Chi stands apart from other dramas by its commitment to showcasing the experiences of underrepresented communities. Through its diverse and multidimensional cast, the show provides viewers with a realistic and authentic portrayal of the social, economic, and cultural dynamics of the South Side of Chicago. The Chi captures the resilience and strength of its characters as they navigate love, loss, and survival in a neighborhood often plagued by violence and inequality. With its compelling storytelling, nuanced performances, and poignant social commentary, The Chi offers viewers a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant exploration of life in an urban setting.
The first episode of The Chi aired on January 07, 2018 and the most recent episode to air was on September 24, 2023.