OnWriting LIVE: Amanda Peet and Jennifer Kim, “The Chair”

A live taping of OnWriting: A Podcast of the Writers Guild of America, East

Event Details

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:00 pm

via Zoom


Join OnWriting host Geri Cole for a live-taped interview with the writers of Netflix comedy-drama series THE CHAIR.

THE CHAIR follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. 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 color at the university. The older staff fear change, while new blood, like professor Yasmin McKay (Nana Mensah), agitate for it. Ji-Yoon tries to juggle her new administrative responsibilities clashing with close co-workers who were confidants before she became the boss with motherhood to her young daughter Ju Ju (Everly Carginilla) and caretaking for her father Habi (Ji Yong Lee). Simultaneously she is struggling to discern if her platonic relationship with beloved English professor Bill Dobson (Jay Duplass) is becoming something more and, if it even should. When Bill is captured on video making a controversial gesture the student body erupts into a call for accountability and Ji-Yoon’s ride gets even wilder as work, romance, drama and comedy collide in this layered, multi-faceted tale created by Amanda Peet and also starring Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, and David Morse.

Writers: Amanda Peet, Andrea Troyer, Annie Julia Wyman, Jennifer Kim, Richard Robbins
Director: Daniel Gray Longino
Executive Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Amanda Peet, Bernie Caulfield, Sandra Oh (Producer), Richard Robbins (Co-EP)
Cast: Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah

Screener Access Instructions:

THE CHAIR is available to stream on Netflix. Members who do not have a Netflix account can access a screener by visiting the Netflix Awards platform and entering the passcode provided in their email invitation when prompted to do so.

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