'The Chair' Trailer: Sandra Oh Faces a 'Serious Reputational Matter' in Netflix Series From 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners (Video)

Fuse on this “ticking time bomb” gets lit Aug. 20

Per Netflix, “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.”

“I feel like someone handed me a ticking time bomb because they wanted to make sure a woman was holding it when it explodes,” Kim says, adding at the end of the trailer, “I am the chair of the department. Let’s f—ing shoot this place up.”

Oh, and if you recognized the voices there, yes, the trailer is set to a new song by The Linda Lindas, the viral all-female punk band with members ranging from 10 to 16 years old.

“The Chair” stars Sandra Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, 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. 

Amanda Peet is writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series. Other executive producers include Oh, Benioff, Weiss, Bernie Caulfield and Daniel Gray Longino. Writers are Peet, along with Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim and Andrea Troyer. Daniel Gray Longino directed all episodes.

“The Chair” launches Aug. 20 on Netflix.

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