If you love entertainment, Showtime's The Chi is a television drama series you will never desire to miss watching. The blend of suspense, humour and other dramatic elements in the series are part of what gives it preference over other TV series. Now in its third season, how much do you know about the cast?
The American drama series The Chi centres on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago. By coincidence, all of them link up and based on their need for connection and redemption, they all bonded. The television drama series was created by Lena Waithe, while Rick Famuyiwa directed the plot. After the first season premiered on the 7th of January, 2018, season two premiered on the 7th of April, 2019, before the third season premiered on the 21st of June, 2020.
Storyline of The Chi season 3
In the latest season, as Emmett matures, he makes an effort to change his mother's perspective of him by turning from a teen who appears unmotivated to a real-time businessman. While Jada focuses on what happens in the next phase of her life, Ronnie seems confused about what his reason for existence is.
Then, Kiesha, Kevin, and their newlywed mothers, Dre and Nina, go through a seismic shift in their family. Unfortunately for Jake, he finds himself in the middle of a chaotic situation between his brother Trig and his new father-figure known to be Douda.
The Chi full cast
The drama series expresses a fateful turn of events that usher in a widespread feeling of shock among the dwellers of a community on the Southside of Chicago. At the same time, it connects the lives of Ronnie, Brandon, Emmett, and Kevin in unusual dimensions. So, "who are the cast of The Chi?" You may ask. The following are the cast members who played significant roles in the series:
The Howard University’s musical theatre program graduate is a singer, actress and dancer from Raleigh, North Carolina. She first featured on EMPIRE as young Carol. In The Chi, she plays the role of Keisha, the older sister of Kevin. Like any other teenager, as a high school track star, her quest for independence often lands her on the shoulders of her over-protective mother.
Tyla is a writer, actress, and director. Before picking up the role of Nina in this drama series, she had featured in Shrink and Chicago Med. In The Chi, she plays the role of Kiesha and Kevin's mom.
She is proud to be a lesbian, and her expectations and rules for her children are well pronounced. In her quest to shield them from dangers in the city where they dwell, she makes every effort to keep the kids focused on their education and the promising future before them.
Miriam A. Hyman
Miriam is an actress and songwriter. She plays the role of Dre, Nina's new wife, in the drama series. In it, with full passion, Dre steps into Nina's family to co-parent Kevin and Kiesha. Her determination to be there in times of crisis is proof of her love for her new family.
The Lancaster-born Philadelphia-raised actress is an award-winning actress, and she has appeared in other films, including Orange Is the New Black, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and High Maintenance.
The Dayton, Ohio-born actor is also a director, and he is known for his roles on Arbitrage, The Interpreter, and Shutter Island. He plays the role of Douda, a mayoral candidate and successful businessman in the drama series. He also serves as a stealth leader of a brutal local gang. His ruthless, selfish motives are part of what makes him stand him out in the series.
Alex R. Hibbert
Best known as Kevin, Alex is from a loving household, but he has a desire to hang out with his friends and flirt with cute babes. Unfortunately for him, he finds himself in serious trouble. Apart from his role in The Chi, the young actor has also featured in Black Panther and Moonlight.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
The 1967 born American stage and film actor is also known as an activist, documentarian, photographer, and playwright. He plays the role of Ronnie (meaning well) in the series. He lives with his feisty grandmother Ethel, and as a perennially unemployed man, his dream of making amends with his true love keeps his hope alive, although he seems too weak to deliver himself each time he is in a challenging situation.
Jason is an American actor, who became prominent for starring in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton as rapper Eazy-E. He has also featured in dramas like Mudbound and Detroit and plays the role of Brandon in The Chi.
In the TV series, in his quest to become a better person, he and his girlfriend Jerrika open a restaurant. After gradually making significant success in the business, a devastating personal tragedy hits him and everything he has built over the years is threatened by it.
The American director and actress is best known for the roles she played on HBO drama The Wire as Detective Kima Greggs and on the ABC series Body of Proof as Detective Samantha Baker.
She co-wrote and also starred in the independent film Slam. In The Chi, she plays the part of Laverne, Brandon's mother. Based on her role, she had to battle a lack of ambition, a drinking problem, questionable affection for men as well as a terrible personal tragedy.
Jasmine is best known for her role in the drama series as Imani, Trig's loving girlfriend. Her kind heart and readiness to assist anyone within her capacity are part of what makes her win the heart of many fans in the series. She also supported her boyfriend in getting custody of Jake.
Other cast members and the roles they played in the drama series include the following:
- Steven Williams featured as Quentin "Q" Dickinson
- Armando Riesco played as Detective Cruz
- Barton Fitzpatrick played as Reg Taylor
- Tiffany Boone starred as Jerrika Little
- Luke James featured as Victor "Trig" Taylor, Jake's estranged older brother
- Michael Epps featured as Jake Taylor
- Shamon Brown featured as Stanley "Papa" Jackson
- Jacob Latimore starred as Emmett Washington
Who are the cast of The Chi?
Since the drama series began, different cast members have played a role or the other. Besides those featured in the third season, below is a list of those who have participated in the series.
- Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine starred as Ronnie Davis
- Yolonda Ross starred as Jada Washington
- Lucien Cambric played as Jason Roxboro
- Jahking Guillory played as Charles Frederick “Coogie” Johnson
- Brian King featured as Detective Wallace
- Tosin Morohunfola featured as Trice
- Byron Bowers played as Meldrick
- LaDonna Tittle took the role of Ethel Davis, Ronnie's grandmother
- Hannaha Hall took the role of Tiffany, the mother of Emmett's child
- José Antonio García featured as Mr. Gasca, Kevin's teacher
- Genesis Denise Hale featured as Maisha
- Chris Lee played as Hannibal
- Tai Davis played as Tracy Roxboro, Jason's mother
- Curtiss Cook starred as Otis "Douda" Perry
- Crystal Dickinson starred as Detective Alice Toussaint
- Miriam A. Hyman featured as Dre, Nina's partner
- La La Anthony played as Dominque "Dom" Morris
- Judae'a Brown took the role of Jemma
- Kandi Burruss took the role of Roselyn Perry, Douda's estranged wife
- Lena Waithe took the role of as Camille Hallaway, a mayoral candidate
- Lil Rel Howery played as Zeke Remnick
Who plays Reggie in The Chi?
Barton Fitzpatrick played the role of Reggie, and following the gunshot he sustained from assailants on motorcycles, one of the questions fans have been asking is, "did Reggie die on The Chi? Although after the gunshot, his friend sought help from different corners, it was not clear if Reggie got through or not until the show ended. So, while there is no definite answer to whether he died or not yet, as the episodes in the third season air, everything will be cleared in a matter of time.
Where can I watch The Chi Season 3?
The drama series is streamed on the Showtime Amazon Channel, fuboTV, and DIRECTV. If you want to watch it for free, it is available on The Roku Channel, but with adverts. And if you want to buy the season, you can do so on Amazon Video, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and Google Play Movies.
From all indications, the third season of The Chi drama series promises lots of exciting episodes. Also, most of the issues raised in the previous seasons, hopefully, will be treated as the episodes air. You can expect to have the best time as you join other fans to watch the drama.