When people think of Sandra Oh, they think of the dramatic actress seen in BBC America’s Killing Eve and ABC’s Grey Anatomy. But, Oh is also extremely hilarious. If her hosting stint on SNL is any indication of that, then audiences are in for a treat. Sandra Oh is starring in a half-hour comedy series for Netflix called The Chair.
Created by writer and executive producer Amanda Peet, 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 series also stars Jay Duplass as Professor Bill Dobson; Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling; Bob Balaban as Professor Elliot Rentz; Nana Mensah as Professor Yaz McKay; David Morse as Dean Paul Larson; Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee “Ju Ju” Kim; among others.
Joining Peet as executive producers are Sandra Oh, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernie Caulfield, and Daniel Gray Longino. Writers are Peet, along with Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim, and Andrea Troyer. Daniel Gray Longino directed all six episodes.
The Chair will debut with its six episodes on Friday, August 27 on Netflix.