Extras Casting Call in Chicago for “The Chi” Season 3


Casting extras in Chicago.

The Showtime series, The Chi, is coming back for season 3 and is currently in production in the Chicago area.

The Chi is created by Boomerang creator Lena Waithe and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Lena Waithe won an Emmy for Netflix’s Master of None. Lena Waithe also exec. produces The Chi along with fellow producers, Common, Ayanna Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone.

According to Gary Levine, a Showtime executive, “The Chi revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago,” he also added the following when commenting about the season 3 renewal.. “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.

The show is a look into life in a notoriously rough neighborhood of Chicago’s south side and a group of young adults who live there. The Chi stars Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross and Armando Riesco.

The South Side of Chicago carries daily danger, and the smallest and simplest of decisions can have life or death consequences for the residents. Life continues as the kids prep for school and their parents shuffle off to work. The young adults of the area are trying to scrape a living for themselves, while the elders sit on their front porches and observe the goings on. The South Side has the potential to crush dreams, and this coming-of-age series focuses on Kevin, a preteen who embraces the normal rites of childhood, Brandon, who makes a leap of faith to succeed in love and life with Jerrika, Emmett, who seeks guidance from his mother, and Ronnie, who is a drifter struggling to be loved. All of them are linked together by sheer coincidence as they seek redemption.

the chi casting


RATE: $104/8

Female, African American/Hispanic/Middle Eastern/Asian/Indian, Ages: 35-65. These are women that have joined a support walking group. This scene will film exterior on the beach in the AM – so you must be comfortable working outside in the cold. Also – you must be able to repeat both dates for continuity. You must be comfortable walking/speed walking in the scene.
REPEAT DATES: WED., 11/13 & FRI., 11/22

Male/Female, African American/Hispanic, Ages: 18+

**All Scenes will most likely be exterior – must be comfortable working outdoors if you are submitting**

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail:
If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4thechi@gmail.com with the role name in the subject line.
1) Confirm you have a POP Profile
2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email.
3) If you are submitting for the women walkers – confirm you are available both dates for continuity and you are comfortable walking/speed walking in the scene.
4) Confirm you are comfortable working exterior scenes.
5) If you have worked on the show, please list the date/role you have already worked as.

3 thoughts on “Extras Casting Call in Chicago for “The Chi” Season 3

  1. Haki Mclaurin

    To Whom it may Concern:
    My name is Coach Haki McLaurin ,
    currently work with at risk youth in Chicago Illinois. I also coach a plethora of sports. For the teacher (extra position) but I didn’t see it offered on the website only on the Instagram post are you guys still accepting tryouts. Will bring the authenticity to the roll with a natural feel for any situation. Working with kids that do not listen I work with kids that use a plethora amount of curse words and I also work with some angels. I just said that to say that I think I’ll be a great fit please let me know if there is still an opening.

    Best Regards,

  2. Joshua

    I love acting, hard work and working with people.

    1. Lorenzo T Hughes

      Extra work is the foundation of bringing a scene to life. Those who Love acting will put as much heart and sole into their background role as their foreground roles. The joy of storytelling and being around other artists in the industry is like a drug. Enjoy and act your parts well family.


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