Ji-Yoon Kim is in the new English department chair for the first year. Last school year, her close friend Bill Dobson was removed and demoted. The desire to keep the team, avoid negativity and stay on good terms with Bill — these are the main tasks for Kim. But it turns out to be impossible to do everything at one time…
“The Chair ss 2”: release date, announcement
The original vision of the plot helped the directors of the TV show “The Chair” score 7.3 points on IMDb for the first season. But the continuation of the project has not yet been announced. No filming date has been set to this day. The end of the TV show was also not reported. Therefore, we can only follow the news.
Kim single-handedly brings up a daughter who is constantly demanding attention. The woman worked for several years as a teacher for the benefit of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, while her friend Bill Dobson destroyed the reputation of this educational institution. Another high-profile scandal was the beginning of a broken career for Bill. After leaving the post of head of the department, he had to come to terms with the fact that Kim would take his place.
At the same time, Dobson’s beloved and only daughter left the city to study at another college, and before her departure he promised to take up his mind. But to promise is not to fulfill. Bill is still in trouble and does not want to listen to those who ask him to give up alcohol and hooliganism. His lessons are so popular that they are filmed, but they have no knowledge.
Having received a new position, Kim clashes with the interests of the boss, who orders the dismissal of some of the teachers. But the woman is totally against it. Yes, they are old, a little peculiar, but Kim is really sure that they are great masters of their craft. During her own studies, she remembers how crowds of students came to their lectures, while not everyone could find a place in the audience.
Unfortunately, few people care about this, even though Kim is trying to do everything just to protect her beloved English department. And at this time, Bill again takes up his own. Thinking alternately about those to be fired and her bored daughter at home, Kim must do something about Dobson. She decides to talk to a troubled colleague and convince him to behave himself. He reluctantly agrees.
Teachers are beginning to suspect who is on the list of people to say goodbye to work and retire. But against the backdrop of unfolding events, this problem becomes secondary. Who can increase the flow of students to the course? Who will have to give up their seat? How can Bill justify himself to the public for his past actions?..
Actors and their roles
- Ji-Yoon Kim — took over as head of the English department and was forced to immediately fire several colleagues; resolutely fought for them to the end, shielding her friend Bill in every possible way, she has love feelings for him; cannot find a common language with her daughter — Sandra Oh.
- Bill Dobson — a bully, a rowdy, who likes to drink or take something more forbidden; was demoted to teacher after a scandal that affected the reputation of the University; suffers after the departure of his daughter, who partly controlled his life — Jay Duplass.
- Yaz McKay — one of the new teachers; she is 32 years old and is gaining a full audience of students; Kim’s best friend — Nana Mensah.
- Ju-Hee — daughter of Kim; often angry with mother; does not want to stay with her grandfather, who does not speak a word of English; with her tricky questions, she scares the nannies whom her mother finds for her — Everly Carganilla.
- Joan Hambling — one of the teachers who got fired; a closet in the gym became her office, which made her very upset; does not know how to control herself when it comes to alcohol — Holland Taylor.
- The actress for the main role was chosen from among the most popular for 2019. At the same time, the choice fell on the Korean woman Sandra Oh, whose popularity increased significantly after the TV show “Killing Eve“. Having a contract with several projects, Sandra also agreed to the TV show “The Chair”. Another criterion for the role of Kim was the appearance of the actress. This is exactly the image that the producers wanted to see at the head of the department.
- The TV show takes place at a fictional university. The main filming locations were: Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington; Shadyside campus of Chatham University, located in Pittsburgh.
- For the role, Jay Duplass had to dye his hair on his head and beard, adding more gray.
The Chair Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|