Netflix is continuing its manic cull of seemingly half of its programming, axing The Chair after just one season on the streaming service.
The six-episode comedy series from Game of Thrones bosses DB Weiss and David Benioff and co-starring actress Amanda Peet, follows Dr Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh), the first person of colour to chair the English department at the fictional Pembroke University. Though problems arise for Dr Ji-Yoon Kim when she begins to wonder if she’s been employed to take the fall when her administration is immediately embroiled in controversy.
The cast of the since-axed show also included Two and a Half Men’s Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban from The Politician, Nana Mensah from 13 Reasons Why and Escape at Dannemora’s David Morse.
Coming to the 2021 series off the back of the highly successful BBC show Killing Eve, gripping critics and audiences worldwide, Sandra Oh was at the very top of her game having been nominated for several Emmy awards working alongside Emmy-award-winner Jodie Comer. Despite the cancelling of The Chair, she also has a number of exciting projects coming up, including The Sympathizer with Robert Downey Jr. and a mysterious new Jessica Yu comedy.
The streaming service has gained notoriety in recent years for cancelling TV shows before they had the chance to thrive, with their most recent victims of the cut being The Midnight Club, Inside Job, 1899 and Warrior Nun.
Take a look at the trailer for The Chair below.