The Chair is the new comedy series of Netflix coming this August

The Chair is the new comedy series of Netflix coming this August

Netflix released the trailer for its new comedy series The Chair, which is about the first woman chair of an English department at University.

As we all know, the popular streaming platform is expanding its list of Netflix Originals day by day. This one will be another comedy series on Netflix with an interesting premise. The Chair will be about the challenges of a colored woman who’s the director of an English department in a prestigious university. Let’s check out the details about it.

What is the synopsis of The Chair?

Netflix’s new comedy series will tell of a new leader of an English department at Pembroke University. However, the department has not been managed very well up until now. Therefore, the expectations from Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim are high. Things get even more complicated as she’s the first woman head, as well as one of the few colored members of the staff. “At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department,” says Netflix about its new comedy series. Here’s a more detailed description of The Chair.

“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.”

How many episodes does The Chair have?

According to IMDb, The Chair will have six episodes in its first season. We don’t know whether more seasons are on the way.

Who are in the cast and crew of The Chair?

Daniel Gray Longino is the creator of the series for Netflix. He previously worked on various comedy series and short movies.

Amanda Peet and Annie Wyman are the scriptwriters of the series. According to IMDb, it is the first scriptwriting experience of Amanda Peet, who’s an experienced actor. Annie Wyman is a new name in the sector as well. However, the premise of the series seems very interesting as well as its trailer.

Here are some of the actors and the characters they play in the series.

  • Sanda Oh as Ji-Yoon Kim
  • Jay Duplass as Bill Dobson
  • Holland Taylor as Joan Hambling
  • Bob Balaban as Elliot Rentz
  • Nana Mensah as Yaz McKay
  • David Morse as Dean Paul Larson
  • Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee

What is the release date of The Chair?

Netflix is going to release The Chair on August 20th. You can check out its official trailer below.

We see how determined the new manager is to save the falling department. She also seems to be in a relationship with one of the professors, whose personality is the opposite of Ji-Yoon Kim. Some students seem to be involved in the drama as well. High expectations and a dramatic environment make up an interesting premise for Netflix’s new comedy. We’ll see how good the series is, and whether Netflix would want to make more seasons of it when it is released on August 20th.

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