The Queen’s Gambit: Is It worth Bingeing?

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Scoot frank is back with a new psychological thriller, The Queen’s Gambit. The show will be based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, which follows a Cold War-era chess prodigy.  Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a brilliant, tortured woman intent on smashing competitive chess’ glass ceiling. 

The Queen’s Gambit: Plot Details

The Queen’s Gambit is a “coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius,” according to the official synopsis. 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.

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THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) ANYA TAYLOR as BETH HARMON in THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT. Cr. CHARLIE GRAY/NETFLIX © 2020

Who will star? 

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth.Taylor-Joy (of Emma fame) leads the cast, alongside Marielle Heller as Mrs. Alma Wheatley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts, Moses Ingram as Jolene, Harry Melling as Harry Beltik, and Bill Camp as Mr. Shaibel.

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Scoot frank who is an American screenwriter, film director, and author is directing the show. He has earned two Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay nominations for Out of Sight and Logan.Allan Scott  is a co-creator and executive producer alongside Frank, William Horberg  executive produces alongside Scott. 

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What can we expect in the series?

 The trailer seems to be very promising and thrilling. It is already gathering lots of praises and love, the show will surely be a treat to watch for the drama lovers. The first trailer teases the game will be played as a dark psychological drama.

The Queen’s Gambit: When will it release? 

Netflix has set October 23, 2020, as the premiere date for the thrilling miniseries. This astonishing drama series includes 7 episodes, Binge watchers, should surely give this series a try.

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