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The Chair Review 2021 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Amanda Peet, Annie Wyman
Stars: Bob Balaban, Everly Carganilla, Ron Crawford
Sandra Oh is trying a spot of comedy in The Chair which will transport viewers into the hilarious high-pressured world of a failing university English department. Killing Eve’s Sandra plays the woman tasked with trying to save a real sinking ship.Shooting for the comedy-drama, which comes from the creators Game of Thrones, began in February this year and also boasts Transparent star Jay Duplass and Holland Taylor from Two and a Half Men among the cast.So here’s everything we know so far about the Netflix series The Chair…
The Chair has been described as a “dramedy” and follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the chair of a failing English department at the prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with plenty of challenges and some high expectations, especially as she’s the first woman to head up the department and one of the few staff members of color at the university. But luckily she has witty, no-nonsense Professor Joan Hambling (Holland Taylor), who’s her close friend and confidante, to help her meet the dizzying demands of her new role.
Sandra Oh, who’s also acting as executive producer of The Chair, plays Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, Pembroke University’s new English Department Chair and the first woman and person of color in the role.
Oh found fame and fans as Cristina Yan in the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and has won two Golden Globes, both for Grey’s Anatomy and for her role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve. She’s also set to star in the horror film Umma later this year, as well as the eagerly awaited final series of Killing Eve, which will air next year.She also lent her voice to the Netflix animation Over The Moon, plus the animated series Invincible which arrived on Amazon Prime earlier this year.
Can there ever be enough Sandra Oh? The answer is “of course not” and Netflix is making sure we aren’t lacking by putting the Emmy-winning actor in a new series. The streaming giant released the first trailer for “The Chair” Wednesday morning, a new six-episode dark comedy from writer, showrunner, and executive producer Amanda Peet.
In the trailer, it appears as if Oh’s character is in a relationship with a professor played by Jay Duplass, who also happens to be at the root of their university’s latest scandal. As Oh’s new department chair tries to navigate a path forward for the school as well as her close friend and employee, events push her into thinking she was brought in as a patsy — someone to blame when the PR problems become insurmountable.
The Chair’ follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university. The older staff fear change, while new blood, like professor Yasmin McKay (Nana Mensah), agitate for it. Ji-Yoon tries to juggle her new administrative responsibilities —clashing with close co-workers who were confidants before she became the boss— with motherhood to her young daughter Ju Ju (Everly Carginilla) and caretaking for her father Habi (Ji Yong Lee).
Joining Peet as EPs are David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, making “The Chair” the first Netflix original series under the “Game of Thrones” creators’ overall deal with the streamer. Bernie Caulfield and Daniel Gray Longino will also serve as executive producers with Longino directing all six episodes.
Alongside Oh, “The Chair” stars Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, David Morse, and Everly Carganilla.
Oh’s latest role as a character experiencing racial discrimination should come as no surprise for fans of the actor, who has been vocal about the racism she’s seen in the industry. In a 2018 interview Oh spoke on the subject. “Racism exists. Let’s start there. I felt it, and I have felt it deeply. And I’m extremely fortunate,” said Oh, who is Canadian of Korean descent. “And I have so much opportunity because I can say no, and I choose to say no. I took a lot of time to find the right project.”
Oh became the first Asian woman to ever win a Primetime Emmy for her work on the BBC America series, “Killing Eve” where she played MI5 agent Eve Polastri. Before that, she also won a Golden Globe for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” where she was a leading character for 10 seasons. Over her career, Oh has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys.
“The Chair” debuts Friday, August 20 on Netflix.