The Queen’s Gambit trailer shows that chess isn’t always competitive, it can also be beautiful
For some reason, I don’t think it’s very surprising that I was a part of the chess club in high school. I wasn’t great, but I enjoyed the game and loved how my “nonchalance” about the game often threw people off of theirs. Netflix’s upcoming limited series The Queen’s Gambit seems to be exploring a lot of the other sides of the game. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a young Beth Harmon, the series is a coming-of-age story that covers the true cost of genius.
As a loud minded individual who also partakes in certain tranquilities, I am ecstatic to see Beth Harmon’s journey of competition, drugs, and romance. There’s a reason many brilliant minds are often associated with substance intake and the series looks to be covering genetic and cultural influences, as well as chess-based symbolism. The series looks to be a dramatic gold-mine and I am eagerly looking forward to its release on October 23, 2020.
The Queen’s Gambit is set to release on Netflix on October 23, 2020. The official poster, production information, and synopsis from Netflix are down below:
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 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 QUEEN’S GAMBIT stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.