The Queen's Gambit Is Netflix's Most Watched Miniseries Ever
The Queen's Gambit, Netflix's new chess-themed drama, is breaking all kinds of records.
Netflix has done it again. The Queen's Gambit, starring New Mutants' Anya Taylor-Joy, has set an all time viewership record, officially becoming the streaming service's most watched limited miniseries ever.
According to a report shared by Netflix on Monday (via Deadline), the show has been viewed by 62 million people in the first 28 days after its launch. The Queen Gambit is also ranked No.1 in 63 countries including Argentina, UK, Israel and South Africa.
The seven episode series debuted on October 23 and sees Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, an orphan-turned-chess prodigy who learns the game from the janitor in her orphanage played by Bill Camp. Her performance has been acclaimed by critics and fans across the globe, placing added attention on her two upcoming projects, with Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright's upcoming horror film) and The Northman (an Iceland-set historical revenge story) releasing in the next few years.
The Queen's Gambit is based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 book and was allegedly supposed to be a movie that would've starred Ellen Page and be directed by the late Heath Ledger.