PUBLISHED: 19:32, Sun, Sep 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:32, Sun, Sep 27, 2020
The Queen's Gambit is an upcoming Netflix series which is based on the book of the same name from 1983. The series follows chess prodigy Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) and she has an ambition which turns into an addiction. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
The new series hit the spotlight in September 2020 and fans will be pleased to hear a release date has already been announced.
The series will make its debut on the streaming platform on October 23, 2020, so viewers only have a few weeks left to wait.
As the series is a Netflix Original, all six episodes should arrive on the platform at the same time.
Viewers in the US should be able to watch the episodes from midnight, whereas fans in the UK will have to wait until 8am.
In March 2019 Netflix gave the show a series order of six episodes, which will be directed by Scott Frank.
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The Queen's Gambit: Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth (Image: Netflix)
The Queen's Gambit: Orphan Beth is a talented chess player (Image: Netflix)
As mentioned previously Anya Taylor-Joy will star as main character Beth Harmon, an orphan who has a dream of becoming a chess champion.
Moses Ingram will join her as Jolene - an older orphan who formes an intimate relationship with Beth.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster will star as Benny Watts, a young chess star who is one of Beth's toughest opponents.
Harry Melling plays Harry Beltik, a chess champion who becomes fascinated by Beth's talent.
Marielle Heller plays Mrs Alma Wheatley, Beth's adoptive mother, and Bill Camp plays Mr Shaibel, a janitor who introduces Beth to chess.
The Queen's Gambit: Beth battles with addiction during her journey (Image: Netflix)