Netflix Orders Chess-Themed “The Queen’s Gambit” Limited Series Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

Netflix has ordered a chess-themed limited series “The Queen’s Gambit” based on the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. Set during the Cold-War the series chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. The 6-episode series will star Gotham Award winner and BAFTA Rising Star nominee Anya Taylor-Joy (“Split”, “Glass”) as Beth Harmon.

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