Netflix has officially given viewers their first look at Emmy nominee Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) in the streaming platforms’ upcoming comedy series The Chair ahead of its debut on August 20.
The brief look at the opening scene of the show shows Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, as she arrives on campus at Pembroke University to begin her new job as Chair of the English department. Of course, things don’t go swimmingly in the trailer, as Oh takes a seat at her desk only to have the chair break and collapse from underneath her.
You can check out the sneak peek for The Chair below:
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After becoming the Chair of the English department, The Chair will follow Oh’s character as she begins to face a handful of unique challenges as the first woman to ever head up the department, as well as being one of the few staff members of color at the prestigious university.
When The Chair launches later this year, it will feature six half-hour episodes, with Amanda Peet serving as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Also attached to the project are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernie Caulfield, and Daniel Gray Longino as executive producers. Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim, and Andrea Troyer all serve as writers as well.