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Showtime Sets Premiere Date For 'The Chi'

Showtime will debut its new one-hour drama series The Chi on Jan. 7, the network announced Wednesday.

The series, created and executive produced by Emmywinner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2,Selma) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge, Hawaii Five-O), is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of Chicago residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption, according to the network.

The Chi stars 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). 

The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.