Watch: New trailer for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit
James R | On 26, Sep 2020
“Men are gonna come along and want to teach you things. Doesn’t make them any smarter.”
That’s the sound of chess prodigy Beth Harmon coming of age, as she begins her journey to become the greatest chess player in the world.
Based on Walter Tevis’s novel of the same name, The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the life of the orphan chess champion, who grows from the age of 8 to 22, struggling with addiction as well as the sexist attitudes that prevail around her.
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in the series, with Godless director Scott Frank at the helm.
When winning takes everything, what are you left with? Find out on 23rd October when the series premieres on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
The Queen’s Gambit is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
First look: Netflix makes The Queen’s Gambit this October
27th August 2020
“Start your clock,” orders the first teaser for The Queen’s Gambit – and now, we can do just that, as Netflix officially announces an October release date for the series.
Based on Walter Tevis’s novel of the same name, it chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy. The story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
Anya Taylor-Joy stars, while Godless director Scott Frank is at the helm. You can see what moves they come up with together on 23rd October. Here’s the video:
The Queen’s Gambit: Anya Taylor-Joy to star in Scott Frank’s Netflix series
20th March 2019
Anya Taylor-Joy and Scott Frank are headed to Netflix for The Queen’s Gambit.
The series, which is based on Walter Tevis’s novel of the same name, chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy. The story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
BAFTA Rising Star nominee Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass,The Witch) will star as Beth Harmon. Anya is no stranger to Netflix: as well as Season 5 of Peaky Blinders (a Netflix show in the USA), she will soon be seen in Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Two time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank (Logan) is also no stranger to the streamer, having written and directed Western series Godless. He will serve as writer, director, and executive producer on The Queen’s Gambit, with William Horberg (The Talented Mr Ripley) also exec-producing and Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Preacher’s Wife) on board as co-writer and exec producer.
Netflix has ordered a six-episode series.