DB Weiss and David Benioff, the creators of the hit “Game of Thrones”, have not escaped Netflix and offer their first production with “Director”. We tell you what you need to know about this modern series with Sandra Oh in the lead role.
The reinvention of Sandra Oh
Long affiliated only to Grey’s Anatomy, actress Sandra Oh has found a supporting role in television thanks to Killing Eve. She can now aspire to leave Dr. Christina Yang’s blouse in the closet for good. In the wake of her revival on the small screen, she landed the lead role of Director. A Netflix series invented by Amanda Peet and produced by the DB Weiss / David Benioff duo (if you didn’t know, the second is Sandra Oh’s husband).
We weren’t waiting the creators of Game Of Thrones on such a comedy series. Their passage on Netflix was made following a deal signed in 2019 for $ 200 million – the one that caused the cancellation of their trilogy. Star wars. Outraged Director, they are also behind the risky adaptive of The Three-Body Problem, but we’ll talk about it again when the time comes.
Director : What is it about ?
The series features Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim. Projected at the head of the English Department of the prestigious American University of Pembroke (a city invented for the occasion), she will have to establish herself as the first woman to occupy this position and also as a racialized person. His assumption of duty will quickly make him understand that many challenges await him.
This is a series that is completely in tune with our time, where it is both a question of the place of women in society and that of minorities. In the background, we join Killing Eve which was a pro-women show with the courage to headline someone of Asian origins. The difference, in Director, is that the tone is closer to comedy. This genre is often very effective at tackling important topics.
6 episodes of 30 minutes form the first season of Director and we do not yet know if a second season can see the light of day. As usual, Netflix will observe the hearings before making a decision.