EXCLUSIVE: Production on the upcoming fourth season of Showtime Chi was suspended for a week after testing positive for Covid-19, Deadline has learned.
Temporary production shutdowns have become the norm during filming during the pandemic, and television studios, including Disney TV Studios’ 20th Television, which is late Chi, all have rigorous protocols and procedures in place that have proven to be effective as televisions have remained safe even as the country struggled with a third major wave of infection last winter.
Showtime last week set the May 23 premiere date for Season 4 of Chi, which shoots in Chicago.
Created and produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe, Chi is a coming-of-age drama, centered around a group of residents on the south side of Chicago who bond deeply, after connecting by coincidence.
The season 4 cast stars Jacob Latimore (Like a boss), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker. Stars Luke James and Curtiss Cook have become regulars on the show, while returning guest stars include Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Tabitha Brown and Jason Weaver.