“I’m really just trying to show people living,” Waithe explained. “I want to show people who are young and black. I want to show what it’s like to have a dream, to have a job, what it’s like to have multiple partners in your life, you know, all those things, and it’s just as simple as that. You know, that’s the weird thing about it: This is normal life.”
The Chi premieres Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.
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