“The Chi” may have booted Jason Mitchell, but they’ve scooped Luke James, Lala Anthony and Lil Rel Howery for the third season of the hit Showtime series from Lena Waithe.
Showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis is also out the door. She will be replaced by “Snowfall” writer Justin Hillian.
You may recall Ayanna blew up Lena’s spot claiming she new about Jason Mitchell’s misconduct since season one and did nothing about it.
When I took the helm in season two, it was Lena who informed me of the issues between Jason Mitchell and Tiffany Boone from season one, and that Tiffany was thinking of leaving the show because of it.
As a result of this information, I discussed Tiffany’s claims with the studio’s HR department and set up HR presentations for the writers, cast and crew. Ultimately, everyone was well aware of Jason’s behavior and his multiple HR cases, including Lena, the creator and an executive producer of the show, who is very involved at the studio and network level.
Welp, there is a new tribe and hopefully a new vibe for “The Chi.”
I will most definitely be tuned in to see how they execute Jason’s exit.
Will you be watching?