Showtime signs ‘The Chi’ creator Lena Waithe to first-look deal

Creator will produce through her Hillman Grad Productions.Continuing the race among Us outlets to secure top TV talent, premium cable network Showtime has signed writer-producer-actor Lena Waithe, creator of its drama series The Chi, to a first-look deal.Waithe, who serves as writer and executive producer on The Chi and is an Emmy winner for her writing on Master of None, will work with Showtime on comedy and drama projects that she both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions.The Chi, a coming-of-age story set on the South Side of Chicago, ended its first season earlier

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