The Queen's Gambit: What to Know About Netflix's Upcoming Miniseries Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

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Photo credit: Vera Anderson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Vera Anderson - Getty Images

From Town & Country

There's a new period drama on the horizon, and it's got a very promising group of creators behind it. Here's what you should know about The Queen's Gambit, Netflix's upcoming Cold War-set miniseries.

It's based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name.

Some of Tevis's other books, like The Hustler, The Color of Money, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, have already been successfully adapted for the screen; now, The Queen's Gambit's turn. The novel follows Beth Harmon an orphaned chess prodigy from ages 8 to 22, as she tries to become the best player in the world while struggling with addiction.

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth.

Taylor-Joy (of Emma fame) leads the cast. She'll appear opposite Moses Ingram as Jolene, Harry Melling (yes, Harry Potter's Dudley Dursley) as Harry Beltik, and Chloe Pirrie as Alice Harmon, among others.

Godless's Scott Frank is directing and co-writing.

Allan Scott (Don't Look Now, The Witches) is co-writing with Frank, who's known for penning the screenplays for Minority Report, Logan, and more, in addition to his work on Netflix's feminist Western Godless. William Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Milk) executive produces alongside Scott.

A premiere date has yet to be announced.

Netflix hasn't set a date in stone for the miniseries' debut—but rest assured, Town & Country will keep this page updated with any announcements from the streaming platform, should they arise.

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