Netflix has launched the primary scene from The Chair, its upcoming dramedy starring Sandra Oh as the brand new chair of the English division on the fictional Pembroke College. The six-episode collection is government produced by Sport of Thrones showrunners and government producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The clip emphasizes the status of Pembroke's stony fascades and wood-paneled hallways, undercutting it with punches of humor. Oh's Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim is a mass of nervous vitality, soothed by the dignified nameplate on her new workplace door, and put comfortable by the decidedly un-dignified nameplate she unwraps for her new desk. Nevertheless it's the chair itself that has the final chuckle, clarifying that, as a lot as the college at Pembroke may take themselves significantly, we most likely shouldn't.
New photographs from Netflix additionally spotlight the supporting solid, which incorporates Jay Duplass (Clear) as Professor Invoice Dobson, Holland Taylor (Mr. Mercedes) as Professor Joan Hambling, Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) as Professor Elliot Rentz, Nana Mensah (13 Causes Why) as Professor Yaz McKay, David Morse (Treme) as Dean Paul Larson, and Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee “Ju Ju” Kim. All look simply as able to undermining the stately backdrop of Pembroke's workplaces and lecture halls.
The collection was created by Amanda Peet, Benioff's spouse, who additionally serves as government producer, showrunner, and author. Peet co-wrote the pilot with Annie Julia Wyman, marking Peet's first TV writing cedit, although she has written two performs: The Commons of Pensacola and Our Very Personal Carlin McCullough. Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim and Andrea Troyer additionally function writers on the collection. Oh joins as an government producer, together with Sport of Thrones' Bernie Caulfield, in addition to Daniel Grey Longino, who additionally directed all six episodes.
This collection is the primary that Benioff and Weiss have developed since inking their nine-figure total cope with Netflix again in 2019. They’ve various different tasks presently in growth with the streamer, together with variations of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Physique Drawback and Richard Powers’ The Overstory. A half-hour comedic collection could really feel like a departure for the pair (although additionally they directed Leslie Jones' stand-up particular for Netflix again in 2020), however this clip appears to hit all the proper notes.
The Chair arrives on Netflix August 20. Try the primary scene and new photographs under:
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