Lena Waithe is riding a wave right now. She was the star of the second season of Netflix's Master of None and took center stage at The Emmys this year when she became the first black woman to ever win for writing in a comedy series.
Next up for Waithe is her own show. The Chi is described as "a powerful coming-of-age drama series about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans on Chicago's volatile south side." Written and produced by Waithe, it will hit screens in January next year.
The first teaser for the show is available now. The clip, which you can see above, is a fast-paced introduction to the characters set to make up the core of the show. Raury's "Devil's Whisper" plays over the top of the bright, punchy visuals.
The Chi starts on Showtime on January 7 2018. Common is an executive producer on the show while the cast includes Moonlight's Alex Hibber, Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell, and The Get Down's Yolanda Ross alongside Waithe herself.
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