Thursday, January 31, 2019

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for Season 2 of 'The Chi' and New Drama 'City on a Hill'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Showtime announced premiere dates for the upcoming second season of the drama The Chi as well as the series premiere of drama City on a Hill.

The 10-episode second season of The Chi will premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 10/9c.

The new season will spotlight the ambitious plan by Brandon to make his food truck a success, while navigating the class differences with his girlfriend Jerrika. Emmett will encounter a lot of bumps and bruises as he makes an effort to grow up and get custody of his son, guided by his mother Jada, who is discovery a new life of her own. Kevin reckons with the trauma of what he has experienced in his young life, as he strengthens the bonds with his buddies, Papa and Jake, whose older brother Reg exposes Jake to twisted lessons in street survival. Lastly, an imprisoned Ronnie will attempt to come to terms with killing Brandon's brother and reclaim his life, while Detective Cruz launches a new investigation. The season will also show the joys of living life on the Southside of Chicago.

The drama stars Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Armando Riesco, Barton Fitzpatrick, Shamon Brown Jr. and Michael V. Epps.

Lena Waithe created the drama, with Ayanna Floyd Davis joining the second season as showrunner. They executive produce with Common, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone. Fox 21 Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Freedom Road Productions produce.

New drama City on a Hill will debut on Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c.

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed. At the center is an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.

The drama stars Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Sarah Shahi, Kevin Chapman and Jere Shea.

Chuck MacLean created the drama, with Tom Fontana serving as showrunner for the first season. They executive produce with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Gavin O'Connor, Jennifer Todd, James Mangold and director Michael Cuesta. Bacon serves as a co-executive producer. Pearl Street Films produces.