We’ve got a great teaser trailer for you to check out for the upcoming limited series The Queen’s Gambit that’s headed to Netflix. The story is based on the novel by Walter Tevis and is being directed by Scott Frank (Minority Report, Logan), who adapted the script along with Allan Scott (The Witches).
The series stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass, The New Mutants), as well as director Marielle Heller, newcomer Moses Ingram, Harry Melling (Harry Potter films), and Chloe Pirrie (The Crown).
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
This looks like an excellent story, and Anya Taylor-Joy is a great actress to pull it off. Check out the trailer below, and watch The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix on October 23rd.