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The Queen’s Gambit Miniseries: Release Date, Cast, and Updates!

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Netflix just dropped the trailer for their upcoming miniseries and it looks spectacular. Developed by Academy Award nominee Scott Frank along with Allan Scott, The Queen’s Gambit is an upcoming American drama web TV miniseries that is networked by Netflix. The miniseries is based on the 1983 novel The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis. The story focuses on an orphaned young American woman named Beth Harmon who has been through a lot during her upbringing, yet she discovers her talent at chess but her success is hindered by her addiction to drugs and other such things.

When can we watch it?

The miniseries is all set to premiere on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, exclusively on Netflix. The series will comprise of five episodes. The executive producers of the series are Frank, William Horberg, and Allan Scott. The show was announced by the network back in March 2019 and the production started in August 2019 itself.

Do we have a trailer?

Yes, Netflix has just released the trailer of  The Queen’s Gambit. The trailer looks dark, promising and interesting. Take a look at the trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrieqwSdgI

What is it about?

“In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.” reads the official synopsis on Netflix.

Beth Harmon is an extraordinarily talented young woman who had a troubled past as she grew up. She was abandoned and left off at a Kentucky orphanage. She overcomes her difficulties by playing chess and reaches the international level in a male-dominated world of chess. Her success is interrupted by her childhood-inflicted anxieties, her addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Who is in it?

The cast members of The Queen’s Gambit are Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Atlantis, Peaky Blinders) as Beth Harmon, Moses Ingram as Jolene, Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts, Marielle Heller as Mrs. Alma, Harry Melling and Rebecca Root.

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