When You Can Watch The New Netflix Series Shot in Pittsburgh

The streaming service has set a release date for “The Chair,” starring Sandra Oh.
Sandra Oh

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Pittsburgh is the latest backdrop for Sandra Oh’s newest dramedy, dubbed “The Chair.” The Golden Globe-winning star of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Killing Eve” was here in February shooting the six-episode series, set to debut on Netflix August 20. 

The cast and crew shot in several locations around the city, including Chatham University. Chatham students and others were hired as extras during the filming on campus, which lasted a month. 

Oh portrays Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first woman of color to chair the English department at a prestigious university. Holland Taylor stars as Joan Hambling, a no-nonsense English professor and Oh’s close friend and confidant, according to a Netflix news service. Taylor is known for her roles in “The Practice,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Truman Show,” and “Legally Blonde.”

Oh also serves as executive producer alongside David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and actress Amanda Peet, who also is the series showrunner. 

Benioff and Weiss are the masterminds behind the massive HBO hit “Game of Thrones.” 

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