The Chi season 5 release date 2021: Cast and everything you need to know

Here is the Chi season 5 release date 2021 rumours and everything you need to know .

Created by Emmy-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe, ‘The Chi’ is a drama television series that revolves around a group of people residing in the South Side of Chicago.

A fateful co-incidence links the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie, and Kevin. But little do they know that nothing will ever be the same.

The series originally released on January 7, 2018, on Showtime. Before it started airing on the television network, the premiere episode released on multiple digital platforms on December 5, 2017.

The series has been very well-received by the critics and has also garnered a solid fan base. It has been praised for its captivating characters and universal storytelling.

The people appreciated the depiction of life in the inner city of Chicago. It has gotten the stamp of approval from many viewers who could personally relate to the experiences of the characters.

Naturally, you must be wondering if that means that the show will bag an order for the fifth season. Here is what we know!

The Chi Season 5 Release Date

‘The Chi’ season 4 premiered on May 23, 2021, on Showtime, with the season concluding its run on August 1, 2021. The fourth season has ten episodes that are 46–58 minutes each.

As for the fifth season, here is what we have gathered.

A formal announcement is yet to be made confirming whether or not the show will return for its fifth run. But we believe there is a good chance that it might be recommissioned.

Firstly, the series is a steady performer on the network. Even though the viewership has dropped by a small margin, it remains quite popular among the viewers.

Secondly, in an interview in July 2021, Rolando Boyce (who portrays Darnell) spoke quite optimistically about the potential fifth season.

He shared that series creator Lena Waithe never fails to surprise the cast with the incredible storylines. Although he could not share the details of what might happen in the show he hoped that the coming-of-age drama gets a renewal for another edition.

Season 4 was greenlit in September 2020 and premiered eight months after that. So, if the series is renewed by Fall 2021, we can expect ‘The Chi’ season 5 to release sometime in Q2 2022.

The Chi Season 5 Cast: Who can be in it?

If the show returns for another round, we can expect to see the following actors once again:

  • Jacob Latimore (Emmett Washington)
  • Alex Hibbert (Kevin Williams)
  • Yolonda Ross (Jada Washington)
  • Shamon Brown Jr. (Stanley “Papa” Jackson)
  • Michael V. Epps (Jake Taylor), and
  • Birgundi Baker (Kiesha Williams).

In addition, we might see;

  • Tyla Abercrumbie (Nina Williams)
  • Rolando Boyce (Darnell)
  • Luke James (Victor “Trig” Taylor)
  • Hannaha Hall (Tiffany)
  • Genesis Denise Hale (Maisha)
  • Curtiss Cook (Otis “Douda” Perry)
  • and Tai Davis (Tracy Roxboro)

All in recurring roles. There is a possibility of fresh actors joining the cast if new characters are introduced in the potential fifth season.

The Chi Season 5 Plot: What can it be About?

By the end of season 4, Tiffany comes to a decision regarding her marriage to Emmett. On the other hand, Jake and Jemma grow close, but their happiness is short-lived when Jake sees Jemma’s father’s bloodied body with Trig. Moreover, Douda has proven to be bad news as the mayor since he is no longer who people thought him to be.

What to expect in season 5

In the season 5, we will know what happens to Jake and Jemma’s relationship, given the disturbing tragedy they are faced with in season 4.

Even though Tiffany and Emmett’s relationship seems to have reached a decisive point, it might be challenging to keep things stable. We will also see whether or not someone manages to keep Douda in check.

The Chi Season 4 finale promises to end with a cliffhanger.

In preparation for the season finale of The Chi, fans have been speculating what we can expect. Is Douda about to set Trig up? Can Dre forgive Nina? Will Emmett be enough for Tiff? And what’s going to happen with Jada? One thing we know for certain is that there WILL be a cliffhanger.

The fourth season of The Chi has been chock full of drama already, from Nina’s affair to the love triangle involving Kevin, Jemma, and Jake.

In the previous episode which aired on July 25, 2021, Marcus was brutally beaten by Otis “Douda” Perry in an altercation which became physically violent. Trig was there, which made Jake assume that his brother was involved. Concerned for Jemma, Jake stalls telling her that her dad is severely injured. However, she quickly finds out.

At the hospital, she vows to find out “who did this” as Trig tries to deal with what he witnessed. “If the police find out what you did, your ass is going straight to the pen,” Rahsaad warns.

In July, Michael V. Epps, who plаys Jаke Taylor on the show, sat down with the website Celebrity Page TV and teased that there will be a lot more drаmа in his chаrаcter’s relаtionships in the finаle.

“Jаke is deаling with other issues with his friends аnd fаmily,” he explаined. “You know, Jаke is hаving а very emotionаl seаson this yeаr.” There’s going to be some complicаtions. I cаn’t sаy too much, but you’ll see it’s going to be а heаdаche. You’ll undoubtedly be left with а cliffhаnger.

Created and executive produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Boomerang) and executive produced by Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Common (Selma), The Chi is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Season four cast includes Jacob Latimore (Like a Boss), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V.

Epps and Birgundi Baker, along with Luke James and Curtiss Cook, who have been upped to series regulars in season four. Kandi Burruss and La La Anthony are set to return as guest stars, along with Tabitha Brown (Princess of the Row) and Chicago native Jason Weaver (Smart Guy, ATL).

As of August 1, 2021, The Chi has not been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. Stay tuned for further updates.

The cast for all seasons and their roles.

the Chi season 5 release date 2021
The Chi cast.

Kevin Played by Alex Hibbert
A good kid from a loving household, Kevin just wants to have fun with his friends and flirt with cute girls. But it’s easy to find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time on the south side, and in an instant, Kevin finds himself in serious trouble.

Emmett Played by Jacob Latimore – Emmett is a sneaker-obsessed teenager who can’t seem to keep it in his pants, and who now has an unplanned child to show for it. With the prodding of his strong mother Jada, he does his best to provide for his son.

Papa Played by Shamon Brown
The third member of Kevin’s posse, Papa is smart, precocious, funny, and boy does he like to eat. He is full of self-confidence, and his main desires are to get with girls and pursue his diverse interests.

Jada Played by Yolonda Ross
Emmett’s tough but loving mother is a hard-working eldercare nurse who is not interested in babysitting any more of her surprise grandchildren. One of her patients is Ethel, Ronnie’s grandmother.

Kiesha Played by Birgundi Baker
Kevin’s older sister is a high school track star who, like any normal teenager testing independence, frequently finds herself with her over-protective mom. Kiesha and Kevin are close and she definitely has his back, and vice…

Jake Played by Michael Epps
Jake is Kevin’s good friend, and he, Kevin and Papa are pretty much inseparable. But Jake’s older brother is a leader in a local gang, and Jake is at risk of falling under his influence. 

Nina Played by Tyla Abercrumbie – Kevin and Kiesha’s loving mother is a proud lesbian with clear rules and high expectations for her kids. Determined to shield them from the dangers of the city, she does all she can to keep them focused on their education and bright futures.

Ronnie Played by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine – Ronnie means well, but he doesn’t seem to have the personal strength to extricate himself from a bad situation. Perennially unemployed, he lives with his feisty grandmother Ethel and dreams of getting back with his true love.

Jerrika Played by Tiffany Boone
Jerrika is Brandon’s girlfriend from the “right” side of the tracks. She is trying to help Brandon build a future with her in the restaurant they want to open together. She has very little patience for Brandon’s old life.

Played by Jason Mitchell
Brandon is a popular young man who is striving to better himself and open his own restaurant along with his girlfriend Jerrika. A promotion to line cook in an upscale eatery puts him on the right track, but a devastating personal tragedy and its aftermath threatens to undo everything he’s worked so hard for.

Reg Played by Barton Fitzpatrick
Jake’s older brother Reg may be a drug dealer and gang leader, but Reg looks out for his little bro, for better or worse. But Reg lives a dangerous life, where one wrong move could spell disaster.

Detective Cruz Played by Armando Riesco – A soft-hearted police officer whose beat is the south side, Detective Cruz is doing his best to try and stem the violence and bloodshed in the neighborhood. But he is impeded on both sides by a police force that thinks he’s too soft, and a local populace that wants nothing to do with the cops. 

Laverne Played by Sonja Sohn
Brandon’s fragile mother Laverne needs more parenting than she gives. A drinking problem, lack of ambition, and questionable taste in men have kept her down, and a terrible personal tragedy threatens to derail her all together.

Quentin Played by Steven Williams – Quentin is a neighborhood kingpin elder. He has been gone for a while, but has recently returned to try to re-stake his claim. Although he earns a living illegally, he does seem to maintain a degree of civility and an interest in protecting the families of the neighborhood.

New in season 2.


Douda is a successful businessman and mayoral candidate by day, stealth leader of a brutal local gang by night. He knows how to shake the right hands and smile for the camera, but his motives are purely selfish and he is ruthless in his pursuit of them.

Played by Curtiss Cook.

New in season 3.

IMANI Played by Jasmine Davis
Trig’s loving girlfriend Imani is ride-or-die for her man, but will stand up to him when she feels he is wrong. She has a good heart and is happy to help people who need it, including aiding Trig in getting custody of Jake.

DRE Played by Miriam A. Hyman
Nina’s new wife Dre is anxious to fully immerse herself in Nina’s family and step in as co-parent to Kiesha and Kevin. She clearly loves her new family and proves that she is there for them in times of crisis.

TRIG Played by Luke James –
Jake’s estranged older brother returns to town with his girlfriend, determined to reunite his family and get custody of Jake. Although Trig’s intentions are good, he has a complicated past that does not make him an ideal candidate for guardian, at least in the eyes of others.


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