Courtesy : The Hollywood Reporter
Amanda Peet and Game if Thrones creators have roped in actor Sandra Oh for Netflix's upcoming dramedy.
Oh will play the title role in a six-episode dramedy called The Chair at the streamer. The project was co-created by Amanda Peet (Togetherness, Brockmire), who will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Game of Thrones creators Dan Benioff (Peet's husband) and D.B. Weiss, along with GoT veteran Bernie Caulfield and Oh.
Benioff and Weiss signed a $200 million overall deal with Netflix last summer, leaving their longtime home at HBO. The Chair is the first project they've produced under that deal. Sources say the project was originally pitched years ago to HBO, when Benioff and Weiss were still under an overall deal with the premium cable network.
Jay Duplass (Transparent) will also star in the half-hour series, which centers on the chair of the English department (Oh) at a major university.
Peet and Duplass previously worked together on HBO's Togetherness, which she starred in and he co-created.