Jacob Latimore (Ride Along, Collateral Beauty) and Yolonda Ross, who most recently appeared in episodes of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, have joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming drama series The Chi.
Jacob and Yolonda replace Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris) and Aisha Hinds (Underground), who were previously cast in the series back in 2015.
The Chi is described as a coming-of-age story about a young black man faced with the reality of growing up black in America. Common and Lena Waithe are attached to the series.
Ross will play Jada, a full-time nurse/caregiver and single mother to her reckless, but charming son Emmett, played by Latimore. Emmett is an entrepreneurial ladies’ man until he’s stuck solo parenting his toddler age son and forced to be responsible for someone else. While Jada takes a tough love approach to Emmett’s first steps into fatherhood, she is beginning to explore a coming of age of her own.
Congratulations, Jacob and Yolonda!