Sandra Oh has her name on a new seat in the first look photos at “The Chair”.
Netflix has released new photos from the Canadian-born star’s upcoming comedy series. Season one will consist of six 30-minute episodes and also stars Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, David Morse and Everly Carganilla.
“‘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,” a logline for the series reads. “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 “Grey’s Anatomy” alum serves as an executive producer alongside David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and showrunner Amanda Peet, among others. ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante caught up with Oh’s co-star in the film Nana Mensah, who gushed about working with the Canadian star.
“The Chair” premieres Aug. 20 on Netflix.