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The Queen's Gambit (2020 - 2020)

The Queen's Gambit (2020 - 2020)




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Series Info

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.
Creator: Allan Scott

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Critics Consensus: Its moves aren't always perfect, but between Anya Taylor-Joy's magnetic performance, incredibly realized period details, and emotionally intelligent writing, The Queen's Gambit is an absolute win.

2020, Netflix, 7 episodes


Anya Taylor-Joy
as Beth Harmon
Marielle Heller
as Mrs. Alma Wheatley
Harry Melling
as Harry Beltik
Bill Camp
as Mr. Shaibel
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