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