The Chair is an American academy drama and comedy series released exclusively on Netflix on August 20, 2021. The drama series has been written as well as directed by Amand Peet and Annie Julia Wyman. The series has only one season, which has six episodes. In the main cast of the series, we can see Sandra Oh (Dr. Ji Yoon Kim), Jay Duplass (Dr. Bill Dobson), Bob Balaban (Dr. Elliot Rentz), Everly Carganilla (Ju Hee “Ju Ju” Kim), Nana Mensah (Dr. Yaz McKay), David Morse (Dean Paul Larson), and Holland Taylor (Dr. Joan Hambling).
The drama series takes place in a fictional university known as Pembroke University, where Professor Ji Yoon Kim is the newly appointed chair of the English faculty. Ji Yoon Kim is the first female who has been established in that role, and she tries to negotiate the relationship with her crush, friend, and colleague, Bill Dobinson. She also tries to parent her daughter, who is as stubborn as a mule.
Where to Watch?
The Chair is a Netflix original, and it is available for streaming only on Netflix. The academic drama series will be available to watch in a basic plan of the OTT platform, and fans do not have to pay an extra amount for the show’s availability. Since The Chair is a Netflix exclusive, people should not expect the show to be available on other OTT platforms such as Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, or HBO Max.
In order to survive, Netflix will avail as many originals possible, else people would leave, and their numbers would also fall drastically.
Season 2 Leaks and Release Date
The Chair is one of the best drama series available on Netflix in years, and because of its originality, the show is very accurate, but the reality is far worse than the show. Because of the originality and difference from other drama series, The Chair has received mixed reviews, and a majority of the people have found this show dull and flat. At the moment, The Chair has not been renewed for a second season, and the storyline of the series is more likely to be a stand-alone one than getting a second season.
But looking at the consistent fan following worldwide, they might announce teasers or tidbits of information about the second season of the show. However, the audience has criticized this series; there can not be a second season because at the end of the numbers and reviews matter a lot.
Even if Netflix announces a date for the second season of The Chair in a month or two, no one can answer when the second of the show will be available for streaming on the OTT platform. Moreover, the actress of The Chair, Sandra Oh is busy as she has a shoot for the fourth season of Killing Eve; also, she has two upcoming movies coming out next year, and she will be busy with the promotion of those two movies.
According to some reports present on the internet, the writers of The Chair have prepared a draft script for the second season of the drama series. The shooting of the series might commence in the first half of the next year, and the release might be in the second half of the year; the reports stated the series might release in the month of September or October 2022. However, these are only rumors available on the internet, and the parent company or the writers have presented no hint.
It is brilliant. So true to life& well acted. I fervently hope there is a second season!
I did enjoy to series the Chair and found the inside look at Acedemia very interesting, but disturbing and antiquated. I found the portrayal of 2021 students and attitudes, with “wake” culture and the depth of political correctness very disturbing. Being a boomer who participated in the counter culture, demonstrations, a liberal and always opposing all prejudice, I find the current culture of activism disturbingly out of sync. I appreciate all activism, but it’s seems very out of balance. It is such extremes that the left is acting as destructive to their own causes as the right.
I am seriously shocked to hear this.”The Chair ” is one of the funniest and smartest shows to be on TV in ages!!
Sandra Oh and Taylor Holland?? It doesn’t get any better.Its fast ,contemporary and makes unmercilous fun of an institution that is outdated but trying desperately not to die in a sea of political correctness
The show is brilliant!!