'The Chi' Season 5 launches first on streaming and then on Showtime's linear network at the end of June.
Although there has been a lot of loss in the four seasons thus far of The Chi, the Season 5 trailer is choosing to center Black love first.
The trailer, which you can watch below, begins with Emmett (Jacob Latimore) reading two of his kids a bedtime fairy tale — and warning them that life doesn't always turn out the way they will hear in such stories. He and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) are focusing on co-parenting while she is growing closer to Rob (Iman Shumpert).
Kevin (Alex Hibbert) becomes smitten with someone new, too. As Jake (Michael V. Epps) puts it in the trailer, "Again!?"
Meanwhile, Jake and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) will try to smooth things over with their respective girlfriends Jemma (Judae'a Brown) and Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale). Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) will also have to work at rebuilding their union; Jada (Yolonda Ross) is figuring out where Suede (Bernard Gilbert) fits into her post-cancer life; and Darnell (Rolando Boyce) has to confront the past for guidance on his future with Dom (La La Anthony).
Not all love is romantic, though, and one very important piece of the puzzle is Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) bonding with her new baby and building a life for them as she still recovers from her trauma that resulted in the baby's conception.
That is not to say there may not still be loss in this season, as both crime and politics rear their ugly heads in the trailer. Emmett gets a gun pulled on him, for one thing, and Roselyn's (Kandi Burruss) new project will place her at odds with Tracy (Tai Davis), while Douda (Curtiss Cook) and Shaad (Jason Weaver) continue to nudge Trig (Luke James) into a political run. And from the looks of things, he's really considering it now.
The new season also features Zara Primer, Nia Jervier, Carolyn Michelle Smith, L'lerrét Jazelle, and Antonyah Allen. It is executive produced by Lena Waithe, Common, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Rishi Rajani, Jewel Coronel, and showrunner Justin Hillian. The show hails from 20th Television.
The Chi Season 5 premieres first on Showtime's streaming platforms and on-demand services on June 24 and then will make its linear network debut on June 26 at 9 p.m.
Thus far, The Chi has a 73 Metascore. Season 5 has not yet been made available to critics for review.