Showtime has renewed The Chi for a fourth season. News of the renewal comes less than two weeks after the season three finale on August 23, 2020.
“Each season, The Chi’s authentic storytelling resonates more deeply with its devoted and growing audiences,” Showtime executive Gary Levin said.
“Lena Waithe together with Justin Hillian explore the joys and the heartbreak of life on the South Side in a way that is unique on television, and we relish the prospect of continuing that exploration with them,” Levin added.
The fourth season of the Showtime drama will bring back show runner Justin Hillian and director Lena Waithe. Executive producers Common, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone among others will return as well.
“This show has definitely taken me on a journey,” Waithe said.
“One of learning, healing, and growth. I didn’t know how this season would be received, but the level of engagement and enthusiasm from the fans has been fantastic. I still can’t believe our numbers are up by double digits,” she exclaimed.
The Chi will likely return for a new season in 2021.