Netflix premiered its famous new drama, Sandra Oh, in the summer of 2021. Will the Netflix series earn a second season after receiving overwhelming acclaim? At least in terms of viewership, it seems doubtful.
The program premiered on August 20th, 2021, and was one of the first significant projects from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss after they secured an overall contract with Netflix in 2019.
The comedy, which is set at a large US university and chronicles the trials and tribulations of an English department chair, stars Sandra Oh.
As previously stated, the program earned rave reviews from critics, having an 85 percent rating on RottenTomatoes at the time of publication. Similarly, audience approval was strong.
Because the program was not marketed as a limited series, the possibility of a second season was kept open. Despite Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim being fired from her post in the last episode, the program did a good job of tying up most loose ends and leaving a few lingering uncertainties about the future.
Will there be a season 2 of The Chair?
Official Renewal Status for The Chair: Not yet renewed
We are approaching six months after the release of The Chair, and we have yet to hear any official word on whether or not the show will be renewed.
However, we have a sense that the program will not be renewed owing to its weak ratings.
We can also look at its performance on the platform according to freshly revealed top 10 hourly statistics, and things aren’t looking good.
For a single week, the series was in the hourly worldwide top tens. The show premiered on August 20th, however it didn’t broadcast throughout the first week, from August 16th to August 22nd. To be included, it has to be seen for more than 10.43 million hours.
The series ascended to fourth place in its second week of release, with 14.02 million hours seen on the platform.
In week three, the series dropped out of the top ten, despite the fact that it only required 9.14 million hours to beat off CoComelon. That signifies that the series’ viewership dropped by at least 35% from week two to week three.
When we look at hourly statistics from other comedy shows that premiered around the same time, we can see that Never Have I Ever S2 made 58.38 million in its first week and Sex Education S3 made 125.77 million.
Things seem to be just as awful when looking at raw top 10 statistics for nations. The program only lasted 7 days in the overall top 10 and 14 days in the TV top 10 in the United States, where it is produced. In order to get a renewal, we normally need to see roughly 28 days of excellent performance.
In no nation, the series was able to stay in the top ten for more than 19 days.
According to IMDb MovieMeter, the program peaked at #13 before rapidly declining.
Annie Julia Wyman’s Twitter account indicates that she is now working on other projects, including writing and producing for FX, Hulu, and HBO Max.
Sandra Oh is presently working on The Tiger’s Apprentice, Umma, and Turning Red, in addition to continuing to feature on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, voicing on Amazon’s Invincible, and participating in the last season of Killing Eve.
Finally, it is doubtful that Netflix will order a second season of The Chair, but never say never.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now working on a number of other Netflix projects. Their significant new project, The Three-Body Problem, will be shot in 2022. Metal Lords is also scheduled out in 2022, with The Overstory being one of our most eagerly awaited projects.
Would you have preferred The Chair to return for a second season?