‘The Chi’ cast says season 5 focuses on ‘love and heartache’
Before The Chi Season 5 premiered online on June 24, the cast spoke about what fans can expect from their favorite characters this season.
Alex R. Hibbert, who portrays Chicago teenager Kevin Williams, explained this season differs from the last as the previous one focused on the cast “dealing with trauma.”
He also admitted there were “a lot of heartaches” in season 5 but promised “a lot of love” comes with it. The young actor added that viewers will watch his character try to find love this season, especially as his former attempts with ex-girlfriend Jemma (Judae’a), who is now dating his best friend Jake (Michael Epps), and now-roommate Lynae (Zaria Imani Primer) didn’t work out.
He has a new love interest this season, Symone, who Hibbert described as someone “way different” from the other girls Kevin has wanted to date as she “opens his eyes” to different things.
Jacob Latimore says fans are ‘rooting’ for Emmett and Keisha to end up together
In a short clip from the upcoming season, Kevin warns Jake to leave Symone alone, and his friend replies that he already had his “hands full” with Jemma.
Epps talked about his character’s relationship with Jemma, revealing viewers can expect to see an evolution of their bond as the two will have a bumpier ride this season.
Jada Washington’s actor Yolanda Ross weighed in that her character goes on a different journey this season after dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis as she’s begun “taking every day with gusto.” Additionally, Jacob Latimore, who portrays her onscreen son Emmett, believes fans are “rooting” for his character to eventually end up with Kevin’s sister Keisha (Birgundi Baker).
He admitted the pair has an “undeniable chemistry” but noted it might not be that easy due to her close friendship with his wife, Tiffany (Hannaha Hall). Finally, Curtiss Cook, who depicts Otis “Douda” Perry, spoke about his villainous character, pointing out that he felt the gangster truly cares about his community. However, “it gets really tricky this season.”
‘The Chi’ Season 5 airs Sundays on Showtime
The Chi airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Showtime. It’s also available to watch on FuboTV, Amazon Prime Video, and Sling TV with a subscription.
Additionally, the seasons and new episodes are on Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, and Vudu for purchase, starting at $1.99.
The premiere, “Overnight Celebrity,” aired on Friday, June 24, but the remaining episodes will air on Sundays. Episode 2’s “Oh Girl” airs July 3, followed by episode 3’s “This Christmas” (July 10), episode 4’s “On Me” (July 17), episode 5’s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” (July 24), and episode 6’s “Bring It On Home To Me,” dropping on July 31.
Episodes 7, 8, 9, and 10 haven’t released their titles yet but appear to follow the same schedule, respectively airing on Sunday, August 7, August 14, August 21, and the finale premiering on August 28. The dates are scheduled to change if the Showtime drama takes a break.