Rey Rodriguez - Chicago Media
Showtime picks up Chicago-set drama series 'The Chi'
@showtime has given the greenlight to a new Chicago-set drama series called "The Chi," created by "Dear White People" producer and Chicago native Lena Waithe.
Actor and recording artist Common is also an executive producer on the project.
"I want the opportunity to tell stories that are not just about violence, but more about what is life like in a city that is riddled with violence," Waithe stated.
Casting directors are currently looking for extras for Monday , April 24th .
Producers are seeking males and females to play high school basketball coaches, morgue techs, and funeral attendees.
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