The Showtime series, The Chi, is coming back for season 3 and is currently in production in the Chicago area.
The Chi is created by Boomerang creator Lena Waithe and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Lena Waithe won an Emmy for Netflix’s Master of None. Lena Waithe also exec. produces The Chi along with fellow producers, Common, Ayanna Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone.
According to Gary Levine, a Showtime executive, “The Chi revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago,” he also added the following when commenting about the season 3 renewal.. “We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters, and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in Season 3.”
The show is a look into life in a notoriously rough neighborhood of Chicago’s south side and a group of young adults who live there. The Chi stars Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross and Armando Riesco.
The South Side of Chicago carries daily danger, and the smallest and simplest of decisions can have life or death consequences for the residents. Life continues as the kids prep for school and their parents shuffle off to work. The young adults of the area are trying to scrape a living for themselves, while the elders sit on their front porches and observe the goings on. The South Side has the potential to crush dreams, and this coming-of-age series focuses on Kevin, a preteen who embraces the normal rites of childhood, Brandon, who makes a leap of faith to succeed in love and life with Jerrika, Emmett, who seeks guidance from his mother, and Ronnie, who is a drifter struggling to be loved. All of them are linked together by sheer coincidence as they seek redemption.
CASTING CALL -THE CHI
CASTING CALL – THE CHI DATE: MON., 9/9 LOCATION: CHICAGO RATE: $104/8 + $25 KISSING BUMP IF APPLICABLE LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL
1) REAL COUPLE Male/ Female, AA, Age: 18-30. We are looking for a real couple to work with a possibility of kissing in the scene. If asked to kiss – you will receive a kissing bump. Please submit information and names of both members of the couple, photos together, and both must have a pop profile.
Please don’t submit if you’ve worked on the show this season.
DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED ON ANOTHER SHOW THE SAME DAY!
To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.
Send an email to email@example.com with the role you are submitting for as the subject line 1) Confirm you have a POP Profile 2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, and a photo of your current look for quick reference of each member of the couple. Please submit photos together. 3) Confirm any dates you have worked on The Chi season 3 and the role you played 4) Confirm you have open availability to work tomorrow
We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration.