November 23, 2020
“The Queen’s Gambit” has become Netflix’s biggest limited scripted series ever, with 62 million households having watched it in its first 28 days, according to the service.
The show made the Top 10 in 92 countries and ranked No. 1 in 63 countries, including the United Kingdom, Argentina, Israel and South Africa.
“The Queen’s Gambit” is adapted by Scott Frank from Walter Tevis’s 1983 book about a young chess prodigy, Beth (Anya Taylor-Joy), an underdog who faces addiction, loss and abandonment.
“It’s a true testament to Scott’s skill as a writer and filmmaker that he was able to bring the drama and detail of the many chess matches to life on camera — generating rave reviews and a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes,” read a Netflix press release. “Scott also had tremendous help from the series’ talented crafts team. Costume designer Gabriele Binder’s exquisite use of checkerboard patterns in Beth’s wardrobe, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera’s suspenseful score, editor Michelle Tesoro’s gripping montages, production designer Uli Hanisch’s vibrant choices that pop off the screen in every scene, and cinematographer Steven Meizler, whose work transformed every match into heart-pounding drama.”