October already has a stacked month of Originals lined up, and one we’re particularly excited for is the release of the Original series The Queen’s Gambit. We have everything you need to know about The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, including, the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.
The Queen’s Gambit is an upcoming Netflix Original limited series based on Walter Travis’s novel of the same name. The series has been developed by Scott Frank and Allan Scott.
When is The Queen’s Gambit Netflix release date?
It has been confirmed that The Queen’s Gambit and all of its six episodes will be coming to Netflix on Friday, October 23rd, 2020.
What is the plot of The Queen’s Gambit?
At the tender age of eight, orphan, Beth Harmon discovered her talent for the game of kings, Chess. A child prodigy, Beth was already competing at a national level by sixteen, and by twenty-two, she sets her sights on becoming the Chess Grand Champion. But as her ambitions and skills become stronger, so too does the pressure, and with it a crippling drug addiction that threatens to destroy everything she has worked hard for.
Who are the cast members of The Queen’s Gambit?
The following cast members have been confirmed to star in The Queen’s Gambit:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Beth Harmon||Anya Taylor-Joy||The Witch | Morgan | Split|
|Alice Harmon||Chloe Pirrie||Youth | Shell | War & Peace|
|Young Beth||Annabeth Kelly||The Little Francis|
|Benny||Thomas Brodie-Sangster||The Maze Runner | Love Actually | Godless|
|Jolene||Moses Ingram||Sis | Candace|
|Alma Wheatley||Marielle Heller||The Diary of a Teenage Girl | Can You Ever Forgive Me? | A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood|
|Mrs. Borgov||Janina Elkin||Foreign Body | Short Term Memory Loss | Ostfriesisch fur Anfanger|
|Matt||Matthew Dennis Lewis||Godless | Blue Bloods | Burning Shadow|
|Vasily Borgov||Marcin Dorocinski||Anthropoid | Jac Strong | Rose|
|Allston Wheatley||Patrick Kennedy||Atonement | War Horse | Cambridge Spies|
|Mike||Russel Dennis Lewis||Godless | Midway | Blue Bloods|
|Cleo||Millie Brady||The Last Kingdom | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies|
|TBA||Bill Camp||12 Years a Slave | Joker | Birdman|
|TBA||Jacob Fortune-Lloyd||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Wolf Hall | Crooked House|
When and where did filming take place for The Queen’s Gambit?
Principal photography began on August 26th, 2019, but an end date hasn’t been listed. It can be assumed that filming would have least concluded by the end of October or early November.
Filming took place in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Will The Queen’s Gambit be available to stream in 4K?
Like the vast majority of new Originals, The Queen’s Gambit will be available to stream in 4K.
To watch the series in 4K you will need a premium Netflix subscription, a 4K device, and an internet connection capable of maintaining 25 Mbps.
In the near future, the series may also be capable of being streamed in 8K. Filming took place with the use of a Zeiss 8K camera.
Can we expect to see a second season of The Queen’s Gambit?
Netflix has listed The Queen’s Gambit as a limited series. This typically means that only one season will cover the entire story of the series.
On rare occasions, a limited series has moved on to produce multiple seasons, but it’s highly unlikely The Queen’s Gambit will need a second season.
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