Jason Mitchell Not Returning for ‘The Chi’ Season 3, Faces Potential Misconduct Allegations — Report

IndieWire | 5/20/2019 | Staff
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After two seasons as a face of the Showtime series “The Chi,” Jason Mitchell will not be returning to the series for Season 3. In addition, Deadline is reporting that serious misconduct allegations have prompted representatives at UTA to drop him as a client, and he has left the upcoming Netflix film, “Desperados,” as well. Mitchell’s departure from the film is reported as the first in what has quickly become a string of dismissals.

No additional details about the alleged misconduct have yet been confirmed, but the incident reportedly happened away from the film’s set.

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Following his early exit from the film, Mitchell, who also appeared in the Dee Rees film “Mudbound” and the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” was informed by producers on “The Chi” that he would not be asked to come back for the series’ third season. “The Chi,” created by Lena Waithe, was renewed for Season 3 in April and is currently airing new episodes of Season 2. Showtime confirmed to...
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