Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ From ‘Godless’ Creator Scott Frank

TheWrap | 3/19/2019 | Jennifer Maas
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Netflix has ordered “The Queen’s Gambit,” a limited series about “an orphan chess prodigy” who struggles with addiction, from “Godless” creator and “Logan” screenwriter Scott Frank, TheWrap has learned. “Split” star Anya Taylor will lead the cast, playing said “orphan chess prodigy.”

Here’s the official logline for the six-episode show, which is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name: “Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.”

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