Sandra Oh to star in Netflix dramedy The Chair from Amanda Peet

Brenda Watkins
February 25, 2020

Peet will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series, while Annie Julia-Wyman co-wrote the pilot. The Chair reunites Peet with Duplass, with whom she worked in Togetherness, created by Jay and Mark Duplass.

Oh now stars in the critically-acclaimed BBC America series "Killing Eve", for which she has been nominated for three Emmy Awards - two for acting and one for co-executive producing. She's best known as an actress, having starred in things like Saving Silverman and The Whole Nine Yards. She also won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy, as well as multiple Emmy nominations.

She is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

The Chair will be the first series in Benioff and Weiss' $200m, multi-year deal with Netflix. While the series will be Peet's first as a writer and showrunner, she has two plays under her writer's belt - The Commons of Pensacola, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2013, and Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, produced at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in 2018.

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Peet most recently was seen in The Romanoffs and Brockmire.

Peet is also expected to star in HBO's upcoming series The Gilded Age and season two of Bravo's Dirty John.

While The Chair will be the first series that Benioff and Weiss will executive produce for Netflix, it won't be the first project they've worked on for the streamer since Game of Thrones came to an end.

Who will be joining Sandra Oh in the series? Earlier this year, the duo co-directed a stand-up special for Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones, titled Leslie Jones: Time Machine. The brothers also co-created "Togetherness", with Mark also starring in the series alongside Peet. She is repped by Verve, LBI Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.

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