HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 18: Anya Taylor-Joy attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of "The Northman" at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 18, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Queen's
Gambit Season
2: What We
Know So Far
Netflix's “The Queen's Gambit” unexpectedly became a massive hit for the streaming site, telling the story of orphan Beth Harmon, who pursues her goal of becoming World Chess Champion while struggling with substance abuse. Beth achieved this goal, which leads the audience to wonder what's next?
"It's wonderful to know that people loved the show where they want to spend more time with these characters; we never envisioned it that way,” says executive producer William Horberg.  But, there's no announcement yet of a second season, and Horberg added that he and the show’s creator “feel really happy about the completeness of Beth's story."
Anya Taylor-Joy said she would play Beth again if it came up, but she also appreciates Beth's ending. Still, it would be thrilling to see some of Beth's cohorts, like sweet Harry Beltik (Harry Melling) or cowboy Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), return.
“The Queen's Gambit” was adapted from a single novel, so the second season would have to be freshly written giving the writers the freedom to go in whichever direction they chose. Taylor-Joy proposed one idea for a future story, "It would be very interesting to see how Beth would be as a mother, now that she's sober and more cognizant of the demons that pull her down."