With her roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Killing Eve and her putting boots to the ground to fight Asian hate, it’s about time that Sandra Oh is recognized as the “Fucker in Charge of You Fucking Fucks” — and the teaser for Netflix’s The Chair solidifies her badassery…and humor.
The comedy debuts August 20 and follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University (hence the title). 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 Chair runs for six 30 minute episodes and also stars: Six episodes x 30 minutes 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.
Amanda Peet is executive producer, writer and showrunner. 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. Director of all episodes is Daniel Gray Longino.
Watch the teaser below.