Everything you need to know about Sandra Oh's new Netflix comedy, The Chair

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Sandra Oh is heading to Netflix.

The Golden Globe-winning actress is starring in The Chair, a new comedy following Ji-Yoon Kim (Oh) as she becomes the first woman of colour named chair of the English Department at the 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 colour at the university," the Netflix synopsis teases.

Watch the opening scene and first look at The Chair above, and keep scrolling for more details on the upcoming show.

The premiere date

Be on the lookout Friday, 27 August, for six 30-minute episodes of The Chair.

The cast

Opposite Oh as Professor Kim, there's Holland Taylor (Legally Blonde, Hollywood) as Professor Joan Hambling; Jay Duplass (Transparent) as Professor Bill Dobson; Bob Balaban (The Monuments Men) as Professor Elliot Rentz; Nana Mensah (Queen of Glory) as Professor Yaz McKay; David Morse (The Green Mile) as Dean Paul Larson; seven-year-old Everly Carganilla (Yes Day) as Ju-Hee “Ju Ju” Kim, and more.

The showrunners

A Lot Like Love star Amanda Peet gets behind the camera and takes the lead as executive producer, writer, and showrunner of The Chair.

Joining Peet as executive producers are Oh, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (creators of Game of Thrones), Bernie Caulfield (Game of Thrones), and Daniel Gray Longino (Pen15).

Also writing are Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim, and Andrea Troyer (Hysteria).

Longino is directing all six episodes.

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