Deadline reported on Friday that singer Luke James has been promoted to series regular on The Chi for season 4 of the Showtime series. James starred as the reoccurring character Trig on season 3 of the show.

Trig is Jake’s (Michael V. Epps) estranged older brother returns to town with his girlfriend Imani (Jasmine Davis), determined to reunite his family and get custody of Jake. Although Trig’s intentions are good, he has a complicated past that does not make him an ideal candidate for guardian, at least in the eyes of others.