Showtime’s “The Chi” Casting in Chicago

Showtime’s The Chi is now casting talent to work on a scene filming between August 15th and August 17th in Chicago, Illinois. They are specifically looking for actors to play police officers, firefighters and people during a riot scene. This is a great chance to appear on a premier channel for a new, promising show.


The Chi is a coming-of-age story that revolves around a group of people living on the South Side of Chicago. The series is written by Lena Waithe, known for her work in Bones and Master of None.  The producer of the show is the famous rapper/actor Common.  Common is known not only for his music, but his acting and producing ability as well.  He is one of the main characters in the long-running AMC series, Hell on Wheels and has been nominated for several awards for that role.

One of the main stars in the show will be Jason Mitchell from the hit movie Straight Outta Compton.  In The Chi, Mitchell plays a young man with dreams of opening a restaurant in the South Side of Chicago. Although he is very motivated to follow his dreams, he is held back by a rough family life in a neighborhood riddled with crime and poverty.


When: August 15th – 17th

Where: Chicago, Illinois

This is a great opportunity to be apart of a thought provoking series on a top tier network.  Showtime is known for producing dozens of top shows like Homeland, Shameless, and Dexter.   Working as an extra on a show featuring Common and other famous actors will help you build your resume and gain valuable exposure in the industry.