“We Real Chicago” is TRiiBE TV’s weekly arts and entertainment show hosted by TRiiBE cultural correspondent Rome J.

In episode four of “We Real Chicago,” Rome J. interviews Ashley Ray, a stand-up comedian and TV  critic. Ray took Rome J. down memory lane, discussing the legacy and impact of classic Black sitcoms. She also put Rome J. on to some new Chicago-based shows. 

Robert Daniels, a Chicago-based freelance film critic, also joins the show to discuss HBO’s new show, “Lovecraft Country,” a supernatural horror series following a Black family in 1950s Chicago. 

We Real Chicago’s panel discussion featured guests that are building up the city’s TV/Film ecosystem: Kwame Amoaku, director of the Chicago Film Office; Jenna Anast, co-producer, creator, director; and Jerod Haynes, an award-winning actor-writer and producer. 

During the panel, Amoaku dropped some major news from the Chicago Film Office: Chris Rock will be filming in Chicago for the fourth season of FX’s “Fargo,” and the Windy City may be featured as a location for the newest Batman movie.

Check out this episode of “We Real Chicago.”

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