It’s been revealed that The Queen’s Gambit has broken Netflix’s streaming records after it was revealed that over 62 million had streamed the new show. This news was revealed by Netflix via Deadline.
It’s rather fascinating that a TV show about a girl that plays chess is getting so many people talking around the world. The Netflix show stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, an orphan chess prodigy.
The show was written by two-time Academy Awarded-nominee Scott Frank, who also directed all the show’s episodes. It was co-created with Allan Scott, and they based it on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel. Frank also created the acclaimed Western miniseries Godless.
The Queen’s Gambit has broken Netflix’s binge-watching records
The Queen’s Gambit currently holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is very rare these days. Critics adored the show, and it sounds like viewers really loved it too.
The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of Harmon, who’s addicted to drugs and alcohol during her rise to the very top of the chess world. The chess world was, and kind of still is dominated by men.
Frank was awarded three Emmys for his previous show Godless. He was nominated for 12 in total, and it looks like he might be about to get even more Emmys for The Queen’s Gambit.
The Queen’s Gambit has now been streamed by over 62 million people making it the most popular limited scripted miniseries in Netflix’s history. It reached the number one position on the Top 10 most-watched list in 63 countries.
The Queen’s Gambit is now the fifth-largest TV show debut of all-time. The only shows ahead of it are The Witcher, Money Heist Season 4, Tiger King and Stranger Things Season 3.
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