The Chair Debuts on Netflix August 27

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The Chair, from Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner Amanda Peet and starring Sandra Oh, will debut on Netflix Friday, August 27

The Chair
There’s really not a lot to say about Netflix’s new upcoming comedy. But the names attached and the premises are strong enough to get me hyped. Amanda Peet is hilarious, I feel her comedy chops are really underappreciated. With her at the helm, I feel we’re in for a uniquely hilarious and touching story. Then you have Sandra Oh as the star,  where her character is likely immensely over-qualified but set up to fail, I think we’re going to get some of the greatest intellectual insults of recent television. But other than this newspaper article, there’s not much else known except for some of the production info Netflix released. You can read that below:
The Chair
Synopsis: 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.
Starring: Sandra Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim; 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.
Auspices: Amanda Peet is writer, showrunner and executive producer. 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.
Format: Half-hour comedy (6 episodes)
[via Netflix]
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