The Queen's Gambit has completely dominated awards season 2021, however is there going to be a second season?
The Queen's Gambit was a lot of the most watched TV exhibits of 2020. The Netflix hit landed in October and shortly amassed large viewing figures, with many people hooked on the gripping story starring Anna Taylor-Pleasure as chess prodigy Beth Harmon.
The present has achieved important acclaim all through awards season, already receiving 11 Emmys out of the 18 nominations it obtained, together with the gong for excellent restricted or anthology sequence. It tied with The Crown for its quantity of awards, which is a ridiculous victory alone.
It additionally took residence two Golden Globes: restricted sequence, anthology or TV film and restricted sequence/TV film actress for star Anya Taylor-Pleasure, marking the primary outstanding award for the lead actress.
However after such a profitable first season, followers are left questioning if there might be a second sequence – so right here's what we all know up to now.
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Is there going to be The Queen's Gambit season 2?
Alas, it appears unlikely. In an interview with Deadline after The Queen's Gambit success on the Emmys, the most important brains behind the operation confirmed that neither a second season or a film follow-up was on the playing cards.
In any case, the present was billed a restricted sequence – that means it has a definite variety of episodes with a completely resolved story arc – and is predicated on the 1983 US novel by Walter Tevis to which there isn’t any sequel.
What have the solid and crew mentioned a few doable second sequence?
Understandably (and devastatingly for followers), those that helmed the primary season really feel assured within the “completeness” of Beth's story and due to this fact don't have plans to take it additional.
“I really feel like we informed the story we wished to inform, and I fear — let me put it otherwise — I’m terrified that if we attempt to inform extra, we might smash what we’ve already informed,” Scott Frank, The Queen's Gambit's director and government producer, says.
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However, don't despair. There's a excessive chance of extra leisure worth coming from the identical staff of massive names. “We’re all definitely going to maintain working collectively,” co-executive producer William Horberg has added.
“And attempt to discover one other story to inform with the identical ardour and staff of fantastic artists," referencing stars of the present – Moses Ingram, who performs Jolene and Marielle Heller who performs Alma Wheatley – who might be coming with them on their journey.
"We felt that the sequence had a satisfying endpoint and we’d permit the viewers to fill within the house as to what occurs subsequent for Beth Harmon," he mentioned in a separate interview after the Golden Globes nominations.
"Nothing has modified, regardless of followers demanding extra on my Twitter feed. Scott and I really feel actually blissful concerning the completeness of Beth’s story."
Taylor-Pleasure voiced her settlement however has beforehand mentioned her hope for an additional serving to of chess-filled drama. Additionally chatting with the publication, she mentioned:
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"It’s so surreal and really fantastic that individuals need a second season, as a result of we by no means considered it, there was no dialogue about it. That mentioned, by no means say ‘by no means’ in Hollywood."
The actress additionally mused on a possible storyline for for Beth Harmon in one other season.
"It might be very attention-grabbing to see how Beth could be as a mom, now that she’s sober and extra cognisant of the demons that pull her down."
We'll replace you if extra information about The Queen's Gambit season 2 turns into accessible.