A founding member of multi-platinum R&B group Xscape, Kandi Burruss currently stars on the Bravo hit series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta in her eleventh season. On the brink of a nearly three-decade career as a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Burruss has multiple reasons to celebrate. Aside from reportedly expecting another child via surrogate, Burruss has also announced that she is joining the cast of the Lena Waithe-created Showtime drama series The Chi for its upcoming third season.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, The Chi is a coming-of-age story about a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. According to Deadline, Burruss will play a character named Roselyn Perry, described as “the estranged wife of Douda (Curtiss Cook), back at his side to influence his political agenda and to help herself.”
She joins Luke James, La La Anthony and Lil Rel Howery as new recurring characters on the show. Series regulars including Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael Epps and Birgundi Baker are set to return for season three. The series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2020.