The first official trailer for “The Chair” provides an intriguing look into the world of this new Netflix series. We get the opportunity to meet smart and scrappy Ji-Yoon, see the mostly-white and mostly-older academic world she’s working within, and get a taste of the kind of fires she’ll have to put out in her new role. Central to that last issue is Professor Bill Dobson (Jay Duplass, who also worked with Peet on the HBO series “Togetherness”), who is embroiled in a scandal that appears to be risking the reputation of the entire department. The trailer hints at a flirtation between him and Ji-Yoon that could complicate her ability to neutralize the situation.
Based on the reactions to the trailer on Twitter, it looks like Netflix viewers are amped to see Oh grace their TV screens once again. Twitter user @lisavollrath wrote, “Will watch anything with Sandra Oh in it,” while @jgi2002 expressed a similar sentiment by adding, “i see sandra oh, i click.”
Meanwhile, @tsubasa7_1 had a simple request: “Can I have it now? I LOVE SANDRA OH!”
They were no doubt thrilled to see that “The Chair” is slated to premiere on Netflix on August 20.