Read on to find out the fate of The Chair Season 2.
The Chair is an American comedy-drama series that was released on August 20, 2021, on Netflix. Starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh and Emmy winner Jay Duplass, the series received mixed reviews from the audience. The plot of the series being close to reality did manage to impress a section of the audience.
Not to mention Sandra Oh’s remarkable performance accompanied by a relatable character left fans asking for more. So we tried finding it for you if The Chair Season 2 is happening or not. But first, let’s have a look at what the series was all about.
What is the plot of The Chair?
According to Netflix’s official website, the story of The Chair is set in a major university, where the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
Is The Chair Season 2 canceled by Netflix?
This is sure to upset many fans, but the answer is yes. Despite fans awaiting a positive response for season 2 of the comedy-drama series, Netflix has now canceled the series. This means The Chair will not be renewed for another year and will not have another season.
What could be the reason behind canceling The Chair Season 2?
Though the series started out well post its release, it could hold the hourly global top 10 spots for only a single week. Moreover, The Chair streamed on August 20th but didn’t feature in the first week period between August 16th and August 22nd. This was because it needed over 10.43M hours viewed to be included in the list.
During Week 2 of release, the series was on rank 4, gaining 14.02 million hours of viewership on the platform.
But in week 3 the show fell out of the top 10 rankings. This means that from week 2 to week 3 the series saw at least a 35 percent drop in its viewership.
In the United States, where the series was produced, the show was only able to sustain for 7 days in the overall top 10 and 14 days in the top 10 shows of TV. Normally a show needs to have around 28 days of strong performance in order to have chances of renewals.
It’s also worth mentioning that the series was unable to retain its position in the top 10s for more than 19 days in any country.
Well, another reason for the show not being renewed could be because it was ordered as a miniseries, and typically, miniseries aren’t ordered for multiple seasons.
What did the cast and makers say?
Sandra Oh who essayed the lead role of Ji-Yoon Kim in The Chair was the first to doubt the second season. In an interview with Variety ahead of the final season of Killing Eve, she said:
“No one’s called me, so I’m guessing that’s not happening. I would have loved it, because I just thought that there was so much material there to potentially explore. Because the setting and the characters were established… I’m just happy that it happened, it was a great experience. But I am sad that it’s over.”
Meanwhile at the TCA’s in January 2023, one of the series creators, Amanda Peet confirmed to reporters that The Chair had been canceled.
“We weren’t picked up,” Peet confirmed. “Sandra and I wish we had been,” she said.