"The Queen's Gambit" is a 2020 American coming-of-age period drama series directed by Scott Frank and Allan Scott.
The starring cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Isla Johnston, Moses Ingram, Christiane Seidel, Chloe Pirrie, Rebecca Root, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling and others.

Here are "The Queen's Gambit" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Queen's Gambit TV series?

Netflix on Thursday, September 24, 2020 released the trailer for "The Queen's Gambit" you can watch here:
The Queen's Gambit | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Queen's Gambit TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "The Queen's Gambit" TV series plot summary.

Nine year-old orphan Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Based on the book by Walter Tevis.


Who plays who in the The Queen's Gambit TV series?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Queen's Gambit" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Anya Taylor-Joy  as Beth Harmon an orphan
Bill Camp  as Mr. Shaibel the custodian at the Methuen Home for Girls and an experienced chess player
Isla Johnston  as Young Beth Harmon
Moses Ingram  as Jolene a rebellious teenager at the Methuen Home
Christiane Seidel  as Helen Deardorff director of Methuen Home for Girls
Chloe Pirrie  as Alice Harmon Beth's deceased mother (seen only in flashbacks)
Rebecca Root  as Miss Lonsdale the chaplain and choir director at Methuen
Akemnji Ndifornyen  as Mr. Fergusson the orderly at Methuen
Marielle Heller  as Alma Wheatley
Harry Melling  as Harry Beltik a state champion player Beth defeats in her first tournament and later befriends
Patrick Kennedy  as Allston Wheatley Alma's husband and Beth's estranged adoptive father
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd  as Townes a fellow chess player for whom Beth develops an unrequited love
Thomas Brodie-Sangster  as Benny Watts a brash young man
Annabeth Kelly  as Five-Year-Old Beth
Dolores Carbonari  as Margaret Beth's high school classmate
Matthew Dennis Lewis  as Matt and Mike twin brothers
Russell Dennis Lewis  as Matt and Mike twin brothers
Sergio Di Zio  as Beth's Father
Eloise Webb  as Annette Packer a friendly teenager
Janina Elkin  as Borgov's Wife
Max Krause  as Arthur Levertov a grandmaster and friend of Benny's
Ryan Wichert  as Hilton Wexler a strong player and chess problem enthusiast, friend of Benny
Millie Brady  as Cleo a French model
Marcin Dorociński  as Vasily Borgov the current Soviet-Russian world champion chess player and Beth's strongest competitor
John Schwab  as Mr. Booth Beth's minder from the State Department
Jonjo O'Neill  as Mr. Ganz the local high school chess club teacher
Louis Ashbourne Serkis  as Georgi Girev a 13-year-old Soviet chess prodigy
Marcus Loges  as Luchenko a veteran former world chess champion and Beth's penultimate opponent in Moscow
Bruce Pandolfini  as Ed Spencer a tournament director
Zoé Höche  as Girl #1
Andruscha Hilscher  as Russian
Iskander Madjitov  as Another Russian
Clement Guyot  as Tournament Director
Frederic Stromenger  as Man In Elevator
Sophie McShera  as Miss Graham
Katherine Towe  as Girl #2
Mia-Luisa Schrader  as Girl in Elevator
Laura Danne  as Jolene's Friend
Nina Herzberg  as Margaret's Friend
Richard Waugh  as Mr. Bradley
Marian Meder  as Mr. Espero
Frieda Raab  as Apple Pi Girl #1
Emma Henker  as Giggling Girl #1
William Horberg  as Toby
Lucy Ella von Scheele  as Apple Pi Girl #2
Alva Schäfer  as Apple Pi Girl #3
Marlene Leinemann  as Apple Pi Girl #4
Matteo Vinogradov  as Borgov's Child
Rebecca Dyson-Smith  as Stewardess
Felice  as Marceno
Philipp Droste  as Tournament Director
Nikolai Jegorow  as Russian Teacher
Daniel Brunet  as Man at Sign in Table
Maximilian Frisch  as Young Borgov
Sam Gilroy  as Tim
Sophia Frank  as Barbara
Raphael Keric  as Someone
Adrian Hagenguth  as Middle Aged Man
Salber Lee Williams  as Eileen
Alexander Albrecht  as Manfredi
Ilja Roßbander  as Rudolph
Simon Jensen  as Alec Bergland
Jeremy Mockridge  as Friedman
Frederik Funke  as Third Opponent
Alec Dahmer  as Teenage Reporter
Simon Jansen  as Alec Bergland
Samantha Soule  as Miss Jean Blake
Uke Bosse  as Another Reporter
Ben Gageik  as Weiss
Pia Schlipphak  as Mrs. Macarthur
Drew Doyle  as Cop #1
Dmitriy Frid  as Russian Reporter
David Gorelik  as Boy
Pablo Scola  as Manuel
Peter Gilbert Cotton  as Lutheran Minister
Paul Johnston  as Cop #2
Frédéric Vonhof  as Paris Waiter
Jenny Galloway  as Matron
Lily Lesser  as Girl in Lunchroom
Charlotte Lucas  as Mrs. Dodge
Rahul Chakraborty  as Vendor
Nicky Goldie  as Mrs. Blocker
Maximilian Diehle  as French Guy #1
Maria Heinsch  as Giggling Girl #2
Paul Walther  as Vendor #2
Lukas Huber  as French Guy #2
Juri Padel  as Russian Limo Driver
Evgenij Verenin  as Russian Radio Announcer
Konstantin Frank  as Russian Tournament Director
Jennifer Haas  as Mary-Sue
Marja Haensch  as Giggling Girl #2
Rosalie Craig  as Librarian
Tim Kalkhof  as Roger
Ben Moor  as Mr. Hume
Alberto Ruano  as Director
Frederick Schmid  as Laev
Colin Stinton  as Chennault
Michel Diercks  as Duhamel
Jan Nahuel Häfliger  as Alberto Diaz
Elvis Nowatzki  as Margaret's Boyfriend
Ben Posener  as Guy
Matthew Rowsell  as Mowing Boy
Dora Zygouri  as Girl in Line
Hugo Grimm  as Hellstrom
William von Tagen  as Other Player
Adrian Zwicker  as Diedrich
Vlad Chiriac  as Shapkin
Anna Hauss  as Singer at Piano
Till Trenkel  as Flento
Josepha Walter  as Local Makeout Girl
Ricky Watson  as Paul Tix
Marc Bergemann  as Local Makeout Boy
Juozas Budraitis  as Old Man
Tatsu Carvalho  as Doctor
Maddie Holliday  as Shirley Munson
Tiit Lilleorg  as Second Old Man
Alexander Berdichevsky  as Charles Levy
Steffen Mennekes  as Cullen
Andreas Muñoz  as Manager
Ivan Gallardo  as Farmacia Man
John Hollingworth  as Randall Foster
Daniel Holzberg  as Cooke
Nelly Russakowa  as Samantha
Johannes Franke  as Sizemore
Anton Krymskiy  as Russian Waiter
Ben Brener  as Young Russian Boy
Jérémie Galiana  as Klein
Jonathan Failla  as Reporter In Lobby #1
Marc Zwinz  as Reporter In Lobby #2
Frank Streffing  as Reporter In Lobby #3
Daniel Montoya  as Reporter In Lobby #4


What are The Queen's Gambit filming details?

"The Queen's Gambit" series are produced by Flitcraft Ltd and Wonderful Films.

The average duration of each episode is 46 - 67 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.

"The Queen's Gambit" TV series is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Queen's Gambit TV series?

"The Queen's Gambit" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 58/100.

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