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Anya Taylor-Joy is a Chess Genius in New Netflix Show ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – Watch the Trailer!

Anya Taylor-Joy is making (chess) moves in The Queen’s Gambit!

The 24-year-old actress plays a chess master named Beth in the upcoming limited series heading to Netflix.

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“The upcoming limited series, based on Walter Tevis‘ novel, stars Taylor-Joy as Beth, a lonely girl who discovers an astonishing talent for chess through games with the janitor (Bill Camp) at her orphanage. As she hones her skills, she also develops an addiction to the tranquilizers used as a sedative by the state. Transforming into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast, Beth becomes determined to conquer the male-dominated world of competitive chess, even as her personal demons continue to haunt her,”” according to EW.

Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, and Harry Melling also star in the show.

If you missed it, Anya is being considered to star in an upcoming spin-off of this hit movie.

The Queen’s Gambit will begin streaming October 23 on Netflix – watch the trailer!