Sandra Oh indicates ‘The Chair’ has been canceled by Netflix after one season: ‘I am sad that it’s over’

Sandra Oh the Chair
  • Sandra Oh recently revealed that her Netflix show “The Chair” may not be renewed for a second season.
  • The Netflix comedy-drama series stars Oh as the first woman of color to become the chair of a fictional university’s prestigious English department.
  • "No one's called me, so I'm guessing that's not happening," the Korean Canadian star said in an interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast.
  • While the series has generally garnered praise from entertainment critics, it failed to sustain viewership in the weeks following its premiere in August 2021.
  • Oh’s hit show “Killing Eve” is set to air its fourth and final season this month.

Sandra Oh recently revealed that her comedy-drama series on Netflix, “The Chair,” might have been canceled after just one season.  

In a recent interview with the hosts of “Variety Awards Circuit” podcast, Oh expressed doubts about the show’s return for a second season.

“No one’s called me, so I’m guessing that’s not happening,” said the 50-year-old Korean Canadian actor. “I would have loved it, because I just thought that there was so much material there to potentially explore.

In the show, Oh plays the role of Dr. Ji-yoon Kim, the first woman of color to become the chair of a prestigious university’s English department. Set in a fictional educational institution in New England, “The Chair” explores themes such as ageism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.

Her performance as Kim earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. 

“I’m just happy that it happened, it was a great experience,” she said. “But I am sad that it’s over.”

The series, which currently has an average Tomatometer score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, failed to sustain viewership in the weeks following its somewhat successful first week in August 2021.  

Oh is also saying goodbye to her iconic role in the hit show “Killing Eve,” which is set to air its fourth and final season starting on Feb. 27 on BBC America. 

Fans of the veteran actor will still have a lot to look forward to as she will be starring alongside Awkwafina in an untitled sister comedy, whose rights were acquired by 20th Century Studios from Netflix, as NextShark previously reported. Oh is also set to star in Disney and Pixar’s first Asian-led feature film, animated film “Turning Red.” 

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