Anya Taylor-Joy stars in Netflix’s The Queens Gambit.
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
Based on the book by Walter Tevis, the series is directed by Scott Frank and also stars Moses Ingram, Harry Melling, Chloe Pirrie and Marielle Heller.
The 7 part mini-series lands on Netflix on October 23rd, 2020.
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