Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

Posted on August 27, 2020

We don’t know a thing about this one, but the look of it is pressing all of our buttons.





Fortunately, God created press releases to fill in all the details:


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.


That sounds like a LOT of story, but there are six episodes, so it might not be as packed as it comes across in the description. All we know is that Anya Taylor-Joy has yet to give us a performance that bored us or failed to interest us. She’s always worth watching – especially when she gets the chance to model gorgeous period costume design.


We’ll be tuning in when it drops on October 23rd.




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