Netflix Unveils First-Look Photos, Teaser & Premiere Date for Queen’s Gambit


Netflix Unveils First-Look Photos, Teaser & Premiere Date for Queen's Gambit

Netflix unveils first-look photos, teaser & premiere date for Queen’s Gambit

Netflix has unveiled the first teaser, premiere date and photos for the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Walter Tevis’ The Queen’s Gambit led by Anya Taylor-Joy (The New Mutants), which is set to debut this October! Check out the teaser and first-look photos below!

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Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the 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 (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.

Alongside Taylor-Joy, the cast for the series includes Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Maze Runner franchise), Moses Ingram, Harry Melling (The Old Guard) and Bill Camp (The Outsider).

The series is directed and co-written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank (A Walk Among The Tombstones) and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series.

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The Queen’s Gambit is set to premiere on Netflix on October 23.