Only the moving of players on the boards or the ticking of a timer are heard during a chess match. So how does one compose music for a show focused on chess?
The Queen’s Gambit was one of the most popular shows on Netflix to date. In fact, it was the most popular scripted show to date, with 62 million households watching the limited series. And this number has only gotten higher—those 62 million household views were only in the first month! If you haven’t watched the show, it’s all about Elizabeth Harmon, an orphan who ends up finding a sense of control through her love of chess. The show is beloved among fans for its characters (specifically Beth, of course), story, and cinematography. When Beth plays chess, she even sees the …
The Queen’s Gambit co-creator, Scott Frank, has big plans in the works for Anya Taylor-Joy. He plans to adapt Vladimir Nabokov’s 1932 classic novel Laughter in the Dark, and the actress most prominently on his list is the lead of everyone’s favorite Netflix Original chess-focused drama, Taylor-Joy.
Twenty-four year old Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly climbing the ranks in the acting world. Having begun in the horror genre, with films like Split, and then swerving into period pieces such as Emma, she’s now found herself in the powerful female lead role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix original, The Queen’s Gambit. And this power-house actress and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award is also just as passionate about books as the rest of us.