Armando Riesco is a Chi master…
Showtime has released the trailer for its upcoming hourlong drama series The Chi, starring the 39-year-old Puerto Rican actor.
Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe, and executive produced by Common and Elwood Reid, the show will premiere on January 7 on Showtime.
Produced entirely in its namesake city, The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
In addition to Riesco, the ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross and Tiffany Boone.
Showtime’s description of the show: Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen is thrust into complex responsibility with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit. Sonja Sohn, Jahking Guillory, and Steven Williams recur.
The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
The Chi will premiere on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.