Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit suddenly became a huge sensation for the streaming service last autumn because of its captivating, self-destructive protagonist, the skill of turning chess into an exciting sport, and magnificent period settings and costumes.
Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 book, the seven-episode limited series has been nominated for two Golden Globes for its adaptation.
Despite being raised in an orphanage, Beth Harmon develops an addiction to pills early, as shown in The Queen’s Gambit. For the following many decades, she dedicated her life to competitive chess, working hard to become the World Chess Champion and battling drug and alcohol addiction.
As of the last time we saw Beth, she had achieved her goal and sat down to play chess with the citizens in a Russian park, decked up as the white queen.
The Queen’s Gambit. According to the novel adaptation, the first season of The Queen’s Gambit covered almost every important event until the very last page. We’re happy that a second season of The Queen’s Gambit will be pushed into production, even though this means leaving the familiar universe of the present source material.
William Horberg, the show’s executive producer, talked to Town and Country Magazine about how the first season was decided.
He doesn’t know whether they want to continue addressing that question after what seems like a lovely ending to the play, Horberg said. This might be left up to the audience’s imagination, says the director. There is no doubt that they want to see more of this character in our minds.
The cast :
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon
Harry Melling as Harry Belk
Moses Ingram as Jolene
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts