Showtime has moved the third season premiere of The Chi up to June. The move is part of a chain reaction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the show was set to return in July. However, it is being moved up amidst production delays in Black Monday and Billions. Don Cheadle’s Black Monday has suspended post-production because of the virus while Billions is unable to finish filming this season right now because of the virus.
In addition to The Chi, Billions and Black Monday, a number of other shows were affected by the pandemic. Outcry and Love Fraud have both been pushed back indefinitely after earning Spring release dates.
The only Showtime production that hasn’t been impacted by this pandemic is Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels. Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels has finished filming and will hit the small screen on April 26, 2020 as scheduled.
Lena Waithe’s The Chi will now premiere on June 21, 2020 instead of July 5, 2020. Watch the trailer above.