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Fans Are Calling Netflix's The Queen's Gambit The Best Series Of 2020

Fans Are Calling Netflix's The Queen's Gambit The Best Series Of 2020

Anya Taylor Joy stars in the gripping new mini series.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

If you're yet to watch Anya Taylor Joy's latest Netflix series, we insist you do so immediately.

In fact, fans are so impressed with the mini series that they've been calling it "the best of 2020".

Dropping last Friday, the period drama has become a huge hit in just a matter of days.

Consisting of seven episodes, The Queen's Gambit begins in a1950s orphanage and focuses on Beth Harmon (played by Anya) - a mega-talented young chess prodigy who is also struggling with an addiction to tranquillisers.

Netflix explains: "Haunted by her personal demons and fuelled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess."

Thomas Brodie-Sangster also stars (

Alongside Anya, the dark coming of age story (which is based on the novel by Walter Tevis) also stars Love Actually's Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.

And as well as the impressive cast, the series also has a talented team of creators behind it too, including two-time Academy Award nominee and Godless showrunner, Scott Frank.

It's got all the makings of a gripping watch, and viewers are loving the series so far, with many calling it the best show of 2020.

One said: "Just finished one of the best series I've watched in a while. it's 'The Queen's Gambit' I highly recommend it."

While another added: "Just watched first four episodes of Queen's Gambit. OMG best mini series so far this year. I would have watched all episodes if I hadn't started so late in the day. Highly recommend!"

"The Queen's Gambit is the absolute best series I have ever seen," added another.

Meanwhile, others admitted to binge watching the lot in one sitting, with one tweeting: "If you need a weekend TV binge: The Queens Gambit on Netflix is absolutely fantastic. Set designs/palette, soundtrack, cinematography & story line are beautiful."

While another added: "Totally binge watched the queens gambit and it was soooo good."

If you're yet to watch, you can catch it on Netflix now. Bring on a Season 2!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix