EXCLUSIVE: We’ll see more of Trig in the next season of Showtime The Chi. Luke James, who returned as a character in season 3, was promoted to the series regular for the fourth season of the drama series created by Lena Waithe.
Jame’s Victor “Trig” Taylor is the older brother of Jake (Michael V. Epps) who, along with his girlfriend Imani (Jasmine Davis), sets out to build a house from the fractured remains of his family’s tragic past. However, the three are constantly threatened by forces determined to destroy their bond.
Created and produced by Waithe and executive produced by Common (Selma), Chi is a coming-of-age story that revolves around a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who are coincidentally bound but bound by the need for connection and redemption.
In addition to Waithe, Common and writer Justin Hillian, the hit drama series is also produced by Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions, Rick Famuyiwa and Jet Wilkinson. Chi is produced by Touchstone Television.
James’ previous TV credits include a starring role in Fox’s musical drama series Star, as well as HBO Unsafe, United States Unsolved: The Tupac Murders and the Notorious BIG, and his role as R&B singer Johnny Gill on BET’s TBobby Brown’s Story, which drew record odds in the first week. James also recently starred in the hit comedy Universal Pictures. Little across from Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin. James received a 2021 Grammy nomination in the Best R&B Album category for his independent album, To Feel Love / d. It is replaced by ICM Partners and M88.