“The Chi”

Showtime has released a first look at their forthcoming series, “The Chi,” executive produced by Lena Waithe and Common.

The hour-long drama is a powerful coming-of-age drama series about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans on Chicago’s volatile south side, who remind us that no matter what, the human spirit is strong and hope never dies.

The Chi” explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.

The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following).

Watch the sneak peek below.


The Chi” premieres Sunday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

I will be on time for this!