Netflix is home to some of the best TV shows in the world right now. With shows like Money Heist, Sex Education, Narcos, and many others, it has an endless list of some great masterpieces. Even more so, that these days Netflix is the king of content. And speaking of content, there is another exciting show which is about to be aired on the platform soon! Known as The Chair, this show takes on the comedy arena and enters the stage with some unique drama of its own.
The show is the combined effort of the co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the duo well-known for being the screenwriters and showrunners of the ultra-hit series, Game of Thrones. They have created the series along with Benioff’s wife, Amanda Peet, who is also one of the showrunners of The Chair. Let us see what all we know so far about this interesting upcoming series.
What’s the story?
The plot of this show takes on a unique twist, as it is based on issues of cultural differences. But what has been revealed that the show’s central protagonist, Ji-Yoon (Oh), is the first woman serving as the chair of the English department at Pembroke University. As she is new to the people and the customs of the English tradition, she’s now bounded by a lot of high expectations from the other faculty members there. So professor Joan Hambling, who is currently a professor already working in the English department, becomes a close friend of Ji-Yoon to guide her along and get her up some stepping stones.
Although this is the major reveal that the show has given away, we can only assume what this show aims to bring to the audience. Of course, now the show would deal with the new Chair’s cultural diversity. It would also see how a woman of Asian descent is now aiming to break some old stereotypes and bring in a little spice to the English traditions. But now, since she has a very high position in the department, she would also be faced with handling some major responsibilities. At the core, the British would love to see how her methods would differ from a conventional Brit who would hold the position hypothetically.
But then again, this show is now looking as if it will break several stereotypes of the British tradition and show what it’s like to have some diversity in the workplace. Shows like these should really be taken in a positive light as they bring change to our lifestyles. And it is only great to see that there will be characters in the show who will support her in the journey in helping her make wise decisions. As the chair, she has the moral obligation to herself and her colleagues to be the best of the best. The fans can only wait to see how challenging yet exciting it is going to be for Ji-Yoon as the head of the English department.
An undeniably amazing cast!
Without any doubt, the show has packed some bankable names of the TV and film industry. In addition, there are actors in the show who go a long way in their line of work and have stood as witnesses of some of their finest work.
Sandra Oh will be playing the pivotal role of Ji-Yoon. For those of you who don’t know or may not remember, Sandra is best known for her roles in Killing Eve. She has even done extensive work as one of the prominent members of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Cristina Yang. Her work speaks a lot for her. And for this show, she is just the perfect choice for the main role.
Other than Sandra, you also have one hilarious on-screen mother to none other than Charlie and Alan Harper; it is Holland Taylor. She is best known for her work in Two and a Half Men, as Evelyn Harper, a real estate agent and the mother of brothers Charlie and Alan Harper, and a grandmother, to Alan’s son, Jake. She has also starred in other famous works such as The Truman Show, Legally Blonde, The Practice, and many other projects.
And last but not least, we have Jay Duplass! A man who is known for some amazing romance and comedy movies over the years, Jay has been in the acting scene for quite a long time now. He will certainly rock the cast along with the other members. He has been known for some great movies such as The Puffy Chair, Outside In, Baghead, etc. It’s great to have him in for this ride. Together, this wonderful ensemble will surely create something that will be worth remembering.
How many episodes will the series have?
Like many other shows, such as Ricky Gervais’s After Life, this show will also comprise six episodes no longer than half an hour. The Deadline has confirmed this news. It will be a surprise to all! Although there have only been talks of the first season, we can only hope that the show will get better and have more than just a season. Till then, keep yourself strapped in for the introduction.
What is the production status of the show? When and where will it air?
There have been reports of the show that it has wrapped up its production process. According to DeadlineWeekly, the show was to complete its production by April. So, as of this point, we are to assume that the show has finished its shooting. Other than this, there have been no certain updates as to what is the release date of the show.
It will be airing on Netflix. As of right now, there are no other platforms or channels that the show will be streaming on. Until then, we can only wait for this exciting project and then see what happens next. There is a lot that can happen with the storyline. As of now, we can only expect a lot of excitement and hype from the fans. The Chair Season 1 is expected to hit Netflix soon this year. Stay tuned to know more. This show might take everyone’s breath away!