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Sandra Oh’s comedy drama series “The Chair” will not be returning to Netflix for a second season.
At the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour earlier this month, Amanda Peet, who co-created “The Chair” with Annie Julia Wyman, confirmed that the streaming giant has canceled the series.
“We weren’t picked up,” Peet said. “Sandra and I wish we had been.”
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Peet “suggested they had more stories to tell in a potential second season.” However, Netflix “never announced a renewal and stubbornly refused to admit the show was canceled.”
In early 2022, several fans started questioning the future of “The Chair” after Oh, 51, shared during an interview with the podcast “Variety Awards Circuit” that it might have been canceled.
No one’s called me, so I’m guessing that’s not happening. I would have loved it, because I just thought that there was so much material there to potentially explore. Because the setting and the characters were established… I’m just happy that it happened, it was a great experience. But I am sad that it’s over.
In “The Chair,” which was released on Netflix on August 20, 2021, Oh plays Dr. Ji-yoon Kim, the first woman of color to become the chair of a prestigious university’s English department.
The show, which explores themes such as ageism, sexism and other forms of discrimination, has an average Tomatometer score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and helped Oh receive a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series back in 2021.