Thursday, August 27, 2020

Netflix Reveals Premiere Date for Limited Series 'The Queen's Gambit' Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original limited series The Queen's Gambit starring Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass).

All six episodes will be available on Friday, October 23.

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the series is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

The cast also features Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling, Isla Johnston, Marcin Doroncinski, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Chloe Pirrie, Christiane Seidel, Matthew Dennis Lewis, Russell Dennis Lewis and Bill Camp.

Scott Frank and Allan Scott created the series, with Frank also directing. They executive produce with William Horberg.