Sandra Oh is taking a break from chasing Jodie Comer round Europe and getting into the world of academia. Set to launch on Netflix August 20, “The Chair” sees the “Killing Eve” star and 12-time Emmy nominee taking part in Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, a professor who has not too long ago been named because the Chair of the English Division at a prestigious college. She’s the primary lady to tackle the function, and one of many few college members of shade on the college.
“I really feel like anyone handed me a ticking time bomb as a result of they wished to verify a lady was holding it when it explodes,” Ji-Yoon says in a brand new trailer for the comedy. The English division is within the midst of a serious disaster. A beloved professor (Jay Duplass) — who additionally occurs to be Ji-Yoon’s crush — is on the middle of a scandal that’s tearing the division aside.
“You need to be operating this place. As a substitute you’re operating round taking part in good,” Ji-Yoon’s colleague (Nana Mensah) observes.
Oh will reprise her function as Eve Polastri within the upcoming fourth and closing season of BBC America spy thriller “Killing Eve.” “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Sideways” are amongst her different credit.
Amanda Peet, whose current on-screen credit embody “Soiled John” and “Brockmire,” is stepping behind the digicam for “The Chair.” She’s writing and serving as showrunner on the collection. She and Oh are amongst its exec producers.
“The Chair’s” trailer options music by The Linda Lindas, the woman group that went viral for his or her efficiency of “Racist, Sexist Boy.”