Netflix has announced, The Chair, a new six-episode half hour dramedy centered around the Chair of an English department at a major university. Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) will star and executive produce. Oh currently stars in and is a Co-Executive Producer of BBC America’s critically acclaimed Killing Eve for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and received Emmy Award nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2018 and 2019) and a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Leading Actress.
Jay Duplass (Transparent, Outside In) will co-star. Jay Duplass began acting in 2012, when Jill Soloway cast him as series regular Josh Pfefferman in her Amazon TV series Transparent. The show won a Golden Globe for best comedy series and multiple Emmys, and Jay was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in 2016 for best supporting actor. Jay has starred in feature films including Lynn Shelton’s Outside In opposite Edie Falco, Pink Wall with Tatiana Maslany, Gillian Robespierre’s Landline and Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz At Dinner. Jay was also a recurring character in The Mindy Project and Search Party.
Amanda Peet will be showrunner, writer and executive producer of The Chair. Amanda was most recently seen in The Romanoffs and Brockmire. She appeared in the films Something’s Gotta Give, The Whole Nine Yards, and Please Give among others. Her play The Commons of Pensacola, which was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, starred Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. She currently wrapped production on season 2 of USA network’s anthology series Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story and will soon start production on HBO’s The Gilded Age.