Checkmate! Today, Netflix announced they’ve ordered a new TV show called The Queen’s Gambit.
The drama series follows “the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.” Anya Taylor-Joy stars.
Netflix has ordered six episodes of The Queen’s Gambit. You can read more info below:
NETFLIX ORDERS LIMITED SERIES “THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT” FROM SCOTT FRANK
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY TO STAR
The series is based on Walter Tevis’s novel The Queen’s Gambit.
Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
Gotham Award winner and BAFTA Rising Star nominee Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass,The Witch) will star as Beth Harmon. Anya will also star in upcoming films Playmobil, Emma, and Last Night in Soho as well as season five of Peaky Blinders and Netflix seriesThe Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Two time Academy Award nominee, Scott Frank (Godless, Logan) will serve as writer, director, and executive producer on the series.
Executive Producer: William Horberg (The Talented Mr Ripley)
Co-Writer / Executive Producer: Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Preacher’s Wife)
What do you think? Are you interested in chess? Will you watch The Queen’s Gambit?
watched it in one day all 7 episodes very enjoyable. Recommend it to anyone who has every played chess and even those who do not. The way they show the working of her mind very well done