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Killing Eve Fans Will Love Sandra Oh's New Netflix Series 'The Chair'

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Killing Eve Fans Will Love Sandra Oh's New Netflix Series 'The Chair'

Sandra Oh is going to be back on our screens soon - and not as Christina Yang or Eve Polastri.

Yep, the Grey's Anatomy and Killing Eve star has a brand new TV role, in Netflix comedy series, The Chair.

The series will be made up of six 30-minute episodes, and includes a supporting cast like Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, David Morse and Everly Carganilla.

It will follow Canadian-born Sandra as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim - the Chair of the English department at Pembroke University.

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First look at Sandra Oh in the new comedy (Credit: Netflix)
First look at Sandra Oh in the new comedy (Credit: Netflix)

A series synopsis reads: "Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of colour at the university."

Sandra also stars as executive producer on the series alongside Game Of Thrones boss, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and showrunner Amanda Peet.

Netflix has been teasing the series in the run up to its release, sharing a mocked up newspaper clipping on Twitter.

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Netflix shared new pictures ahead of the show's release (Credit: Netflix)
Netflix shared new pictures ahead of the show's release (Credit: Netflix)

The paper, named The Pembroke Daily, includes an article which speaks of Professor Kim's hiring, and the fact it came "179 years too late".

It adds that Kim's new role was "a last ditch effort" to save a "sinking dip" department.

Sandra has a busy schedule lately, also voicing characters in Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and starring in Amazon Prime's Invincible.

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Sandra's character has her job cut out for her in her new role (Credit: Netflix)
Sandra's character has her job cut out for her in her new role (Credit: Netflix)

The final season of Killing Eve is also still to air, which will feature Sandra as Eve Polastri.

As for Grey's Anatomy? Sandra says her time on that show is done forever.

"I have moved on. So please come with me to Killing Eve and on to The Chair and on to the other projects," she said recently on The LA Times' Asian Enough podcast.

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Netflix shared this mocked up newspaper clipping (Credit: Twitter/ Netflix)
Netflix shared this mocked up newspaper clipping (Credit: Twitter/ Netflix)

"Come see the characters that I'm playing that are much more deeply integrated in... the Asian American experience."

The Chair is set to premiere on Netflix on August 20th.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman
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