There’s no bones about it, The Queen’s Gambit is one of the best things on Netflix just now. It’s now considered one of the most watched limited series on the streaming channel and now can delve a little deeper into the series.
Netflix have released a 14 minute behind the scenes Featurette/Documentary looks at the creation of the series. It’s not about a game, it’s about the cost of genius. Take a deeper look into how Scott Frank (director), Anya Taylor-Joy, and the team behind The Queen’s Gambit brought this acclaimed series to life.
It’s a fantastic promo which highlights you don’t have to have an interest in Chess to enjoy this. Just need to enjoy great entertaining, intriguing drama, which this series is…
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series is directed and co-written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series.
The series co-stars Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.
The Queen’s Gambit is exclusively on Netflix now.