Since its launch, Queen’s Gambit has been established itself as a distinctive show with a loyal fanbase. The prestigious seven-episode drama reached # 1 on the streaming service within days of its release, with viewers and critics (including us) enjoying the captivating performance of lead actress Anya TaylorJoy as Beth Harmon, an orphan who became has become the most famous in the world. enjoyment. The chess grandmaster became the flattest 60.
The Queen’s Gambit, directed by Scott Frank, is unparalleled in its speed; offers astute observations on gender politics; shines in her character development; paints a serene and devastating portrait of addiction, and it manages to make chess really exciting (a masterpiece in itself). Not to mention, it has an esteemed cast that includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram, TaylorJoy, Harry Melling, and other serious Hollywood talents.
So it’s not surprising that viewers are already wondering (and hoping) for the show to return for another episode. Here’s everything we know about a possible The Queen’s Gambit season 2.
A limited series
The first season of Queen’s Gambit is based on the 1983 Walter Tevis novel of the same name. The show’s plot is closely tied to the book, so there is no source material available for a second season. Of course, the Hollywood manager never stopped; Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, and Handmaid’s Tale are just a few popular series that have managed (for better or worse, as some would say) to go beyond their print counterparts.
The cast remains hopeful
Speaking to T&C, TaylorJoy said she would say “never” to reprise the role that recently earned her a Golden Globe, but that she appreciated the break from her character. “I love the character and if required she will definitely come back. BUt for now she’s in a good place,” said the actress. “I think the rest of her life will also be an adventure, but as she searches, she will continue to find some form of peace, just a way to be happy for who she is.”
Harry Melling, who you probably know as Dudley Dursley from the Harry Potter movies, was equally open to the prospect of reprising his role as Harry Beltik, one of Beth’s rivals who became lovers and friends. “It would be nice, wouldn’t it? A second part of the Queen’s Gambit?” he mused to T&C. “Where we end up in the limited series, we end up in the book,” he said.
The second season would take some time
Even if everyone was on board for a second season, it would probably be a while before a new set of episodes was ready to be obsessively watched. For one thing, the series is based on a novel, so the entire team would have to work with the estate to develop the story, a process that can take years.
On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine when the female lead will have time to film it, even if the show manages to film itself for future episodes.