'The Chi' Season 3: How The Show Will Continue Without Brandon And Jerrika?
The Chi Season 3 will be on the way after Showtime renewed the show ahead of Season 2's ending. However, the previous season finale will be the last time fans are about to see Jason Mitchell's Brandon Johnson after the controversy he got into in the show.
Mitchell got fired after an alleged inappropriate on-set misconduct. Tiffany Boone, who played as Brandon's girlfriend Jerrika, reported his bad behavior that led to his exit. Boone would also not return to The Chi Season 3.
According to the New York Post, the issue started when The Chi Season 2's production wrapped up. The show was in an awkward position due to untied loose ends of Brandon and Jerrika's storyline. So how would the show continue in the new season?
It would be up to the show's writers and series creator Lena Waithe to explain why Brandon and Jerrika would not be seen in The Chi Season 3. The previous season ended with the possibility of continuing the two characters' journey as the show is not yet officially ending their storyline. So, there are still hopes that they would return next season.
It might be frustrating for fans not to see their favorite characters, but it would be a great chance for the show's writers to rewrite a part of its narrative and take it in a different direction. There might explain why Brandon and Jerrika did not make it in the new season.
So, just like what Showtime Networks President of Entertainment Gary Levin said when the network renewed the show, it would be up for Waithe and the rest of her people where would they take the show. "The Chi revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago," he said, via CarterMatt. "We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters, and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in Season 3."
It might take a little while before fans would see The Chi Season 3 on the small screens. With the heavily writing the staff has to make, there might be a longer wait than usual before fans see new episodes on the air.
Some expect The Chi Season 3 to be out a year after the second season's air date, so it might be due for release in the next spring. However, it might be moved to come out next summer or in the fall. But, it still depends on how long it will take people behind the show to work on it.