Sandra Oh is set to star in a new drama series The Chair.
And Netflix has given fans a taste of what’s to come in the first official teaser on Wednesday.
Oh plays Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first woman and woman of color to lead the English department, and all of its high demands and expectations, at the fictional Pembroke University.
First taste: the first teaser of the Netflix drama series The Chair, starring Sandra Oh, released on Wednesday
The project was written and produced by Amanda Peet, who also serves as showrunner.
Famous Game Of Thrones creators, producers and writers – David Benioff and DB Weiss – are also producing, in what turns out to be the first series under their $ 200 million multi-year contract with Netflix.
The trailer opens with regular orchestral music giving a tone of prestige and honor.
It then begins with Dr. Kim apparently arriving for his first day of work on campus; slowly walking up the alleys leading to the snowy university.
Once inside, Dr Kim continues her way through the sacred hallways until she briefly stops in front of her new office to marvel at her nameplate –Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, chairman of the English department – at the door.
New role: Oh plays Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first woman and woman of color to lead the English department, and all of its high demands and expectations, at the fictional Pembroke University
At work: Dr Kim appears to be arriving for his first day of work on campus
Walk with pride: Dr Kim slowly walks up the alleys to the snow-capped university as students and faculty move around campus
Story: Once inside, Dr Kim continues on his way through the sacred corridors
Recognition: Dr Kim stops in front of his new office to marvel at his nameplate -Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, Chair, English Department – at the door
And while Oh’s character doesn’t utter a single word in the preview, the nameplate left as a wrapped gift on her desk speaks loudly about what viewers can expect from her and the show.
“F ** ker responsible for you fucking f ** ks,” it reads, garnering a smirk from Dr. Kim that turns into a smirk.
She then proceeds to sit proudly at her large desk to try it on as the choir of orchestral music prominently plays.
But just as she begins to examine the room, seeming to reflect on all the hard work and successes she has endured to reach this point, the left armrest of the chair shatters and she falls to the floor. .
The new head of the English department soaks in her new office
Hilarious: Dr Kim gives a smirk as she unwraps a nameplate on her desk that says “F ** ker in charge of you f *** ing f ** ks”
Proud: she then sits down at her large desk to try it on for size
The new president: The new head of the English department begins to pace the room
Knockout: teaser ends with Dr. Kim on the ground and out of sight
Along with Oh, the series also stars Jay Duplass as Professor Bill Dobson, Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling, Bob Balaban as Professor Elliot Rentz, Nana Mensah as Professor Yaz McKay, David Morse as Dean Paul Larson and Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee ‘Ju Ju’ Kim, among others.
The Chair, which will consist of six half-hour episodes, will be Peet’s first time in a production as a writer or showrunner.
Peet, best known to most fans as an actress in films such as The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Saving Silverman (2001), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), Syriana (2005) and the HBO series Ensemble ( 2015-2016), also happens to be married to Benioff.
The chair is set to hit Netflix on August 20.
Oh, 49, took to her Instagram page earlier this month to share the news of the premiere, writing: “Change of plans – the chair premieres August 20 on Netflix @netflix @itsnanamensah @hollandvtaylor” .
Tease: Oh, 49, shared teasers for the news series on Instagram
Coming Up: The Chair Is Set To Premier On Netflix On August 20