Tabitha Brown is joining ‘The Chi’!
As the show’s fourth season is currently in production, the Lena Waithe-created series is adding some new faces to the cast. In addition to social media-favorite Tabitha Brown, Jason Weaver is also joining the Showtime series in a recurring role.
Created and executive produced by Waithe and executive produced by Common (Selma), The Chi is a timely coming-of-age story revolving around a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
Brown will play Octavia,a successful interior designer who fortuitously crosses paths with Kiesha (Birgundi Baker). Weaver, a Chicago native, will portray Rahsaad “Shaad” Marshall, an old friend of Trig’s (Luke James) who is struggling to rebuild his life.
Season 4 cast also includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr. and Michael V. Epps.
In addition to Waithe, Common and writer Justin Hillian, the hit drama series also is executive produced by Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions and Rick Famuyiwa.. The Chi is produced by Touchstone Television.
Brown, who has more than 3 million followers on Instagram as a vegan lifestyle personality, has acting credits include Will & Grace and Switched at Birth. Brown is represented by CAA, Scale Management, and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver & Thompson.
Weaver has appeared in such film and television projects as Boomerang, Black-ish, Let’s Stay Together, The Ladykillers, Drumline and Thea as well as a young Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream. Weaver is repped by Fox Rothschild and E Cubed Management.
We’ll definitely be tuning in!
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