The Chi season 5: release date, cast, trailer and everything we know about the Lena Waithe drama

Jacob Latimore as Emmett and Birgundi Baker as Kiesha sitting at table in The Chi season 5
Jacob Latimore as Emmett and Birgundi Baker as Kiesha sitting at table in The Chi season 5 (Image credit: Elizabeth Sisson/Showtime)

After a season 4 that saw a political shakeup and shifts in dynamics that will for sure have ripple effects moving forward, The Chi returns for the latest chapter in the series. 

While the city goes through its governing transition, Showtime has teased that viewers should anticipate the characters focusing on that complex thing called love. Not only are romantic relationships being tested, but so are the relationships between parent and child, resident and community and of course, there’s self-love. 

Here’s everything we know about The Chi season 5.  

When is the next The Chi season 5 episode?  

The Chi season 5 officially wraps with the season finale. While this may be sad news for fans that will miss seeing new episodes, don't worry. The series has been renewed for season 6. 

The Chi season 6 finale airs live on Sunday, September 4, at 9 pm ET/PT on Showtime. The episode becomes available to stream a bit earlier on the Showtime App on Friday, September 2. Here is the synopsis for the episode titled "I Am the Blues": 

"Emmett supports Jada. Kiesha and Tiff come to a resolution. Pressure mounts on Douda. Trig makes a major decision."


Don't forget to check out the sneak peek of the new episode. 

By the way, if you're like many fans and are interested in where this Darnell and Jada storyline is headed, you should take a look at WTW's interview with Darnell portrayer Rolando Boyce. He shares his thoughts on the couple and what it's like to play the character. Also, if you're wondering who the new Fatima character is in the show, we've got you covered.

The Chi season 5 plot 

Showtime describes The Chi season 5 plot as the following: 

"This season on The Chi delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community and self. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff grows closer with Rob (Iman Shumpert). Kevin (Alex Hibbert) finds new love in an unexpected place, while Jake (Michael V. Epps) and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) try to resolve things with Jemma (Judae’a Brown) and Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale). New mom Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) works to build her life with baby Ronnie, while Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) work at rebuilding their union as they support Lynae (Zara Primer). 

Jada (Yolonda Ross) assesses her life post-cancer and where Suede (Bernard Gilbert) fits, while Darnell (Rolando Boyce) considers the past for guidance on his future with Dom (La La Anthony). Roselyn’s (Kandi Burruss) new pet project places her at odds with Tracy (Tai Davis). Meanwhile, with a push from Douda (Curtiss Cook) and a helping hand from Shaad (Jason Weaver), Trig (Luke James) considers a political run that might help his city, but at what cost to him and his family?"

The Chi season 5 cast 

Jacob Latimore as Emmett in The Chi season 5

Jacob Latimore as Emmett in The Chi season 5 (Image credit: Elizabeth Sisson/Showtime)

Since its inception, The Chi has been the epitome of an ensemble drama, with a number of characters and storylines. Season 5 of the series consists of returning regulars like Jacob Latimore. The actor has made quite the impression in the entertainment industry having starred in projects like The Maze Runner, Like a Boss, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He’s scheduled to make another splash this summer in the upcoming House Party reboot on HBO Max. Rounding out the main cast are Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Birgundi Baker (Black Lightning), Luke James (Star), Curtiss Cook (West Side Story), Michael V. Epps and Shamon Brown Jr. 

There are also a number of familiar guest stars that will be rejoining The Chi this summer. To name a few, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is back along with La La Anthony, Jason Weaver and recent Dancing with the Stars winner Iman Shumpert.  

The Chi season 5 trailer 

Remember that "strong possibility" that Douda would be back for season 5? Well, make that possibility a fact as he’s seen in the trailer. Take a look.  

How to watch The Chi season 5 

The Chi is a Showtime Original series and airs directly on the platform in the US. Those interested in watching the show must have a subscription via their cable/satellite provider. However, if you’ve cut cords with traditional TV watching, live streaming platforms such as FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV offer Showtime add-on subscriptions for an additional fee. You can also purchase a standalone subscription to Showtime by visiting the company’s website. 

There have been no announcements made about The Chi season 5 debuting on platforms in the UK. With that being said, a proven method for watching US television shows abroad has been using a VPN, or virtual private network.

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Has The Chi been renewed for season 6?

Good news fans, The Chi has officially been renewed for season 6. Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief. 

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