Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has renewed its Chicago-set, coming-of-age story The Chi for a second season.
Gary Levine, the cable network's president of programming, made the announcement Tuesday.
Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe and executive produced by Common, the series stars Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco and Tiffany Boone.
"From viewers and critics alike, the response to The Chi has been so enthusiastic from the very start that our decision to renew the series was an easy one," Levine said in a statement. "We love the vibrant characters and the nuanced world that Lena has created. Her vision for The Chi has clearly struck a chord, and we know she has many more moving, personal and resonant stories to tell about her beloved hometown."