Meet the Kids of Showtime’s The Chi Series in Rules of the South Side Webisodes

Scene from The Chi (Showtime)
Scene from The Chi (Showtime)

As Showtime gears up for its long-awaited premiere of the Lena Waithe executive-produced series The Chi, the network is offering a sneak peak at some of the characters you’ll grow to love on the series. The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of Chicago South Side residents who become linked by coincidence.

In two webisodes, you’re introduced to Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert), a preteen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood; Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.), a member of Kevin’s posse, who is precocious and funny, with girls and food on the brain; and Jake (Michael Epps), who is Kevin’s good friend. He, Kevin and Papa are pretty much inseparable. But Jake’s older brother is a leader in a local gang, and Jake is at risk of falling under his influence. Take a look at the kids in action below.

“Grown Folks”


The Chi will premiere Sunday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. on Showtime.

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Later Gator

Such a good idea. Watching now. High hopes for this show!