Netflix gave Chess and historical film lovers a treat with the first release of the Queen’s Gambit. Directed and produced by Scott Frank, the show debuted in 2020 to huge viewership, garnering lots of praise from different audiences. It went ahead to win several Emmys, including the prestigious Outstanding Limited or Anthology series.
This Netflix series was based on a 1983 novel written by Walter Tevis. Beth, the chess genius who was the darling of many, played the role of Vera Menchik, born in Moscow in 1906.
With the crazy viewership, one would expect a season 2 of the miniseries soon. However, will there be one?
The Queen’s Gambit Season 2 Release Date: Should Fans Expect Season 2?
Sadly, the show will not run another season. Scott Frank disappointed lots of fans when he played down the possibility of another season. This was quite heartbreaking since lots of people expected more since the first did exceedingly well with an IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes rating of 8.6 and 96%, respectively.
The Queen’s Gambit Season 2 Reasons for Cancellation: Is it Canceled or Renewed?
Speaking to Deadline, Scott explained that the first season had put across the story they wanted to tell, and another one would ruin it instead of adding to or building.
This is partly because the writer of the novel that the Queen’s Gambit is based on did not provide a sequel, and therefore the first season captured everything contained in the book.
When asked whether there would be a second season, award-winning actress Anya Taylor (Last Night in Soho), who premiered as Beth said at the beginning of 2021 that the show was meant to have a single season, even though she did not rule out the possibility of a new one.
Scott’s fellow producer, William Hoberg, also teased that the cast would keep working together and get another story they would tell with the same passion, casting more doubts on the possibility of another season.
Even with such heartbreaking news, the first season of the Queen’s Gambit keeps streaming on Netflix.
The Queen’s Gambit Season 2 Cast: Who will appear?
The first season of this historical film had lots of talented and award-winning actors. Anaya Taylor-Joy, who boasts of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, played Beth Harmon, the chess genius who beat the best chess players worldwide. Thomas Broddie-Sangster, who was part of the Games of Throne acting crew, played Benny Warts.
Other cast members include Harry Melling as Harry Beltik, Jacob Fortune Floyd as Townes, Moses Ingram as Jolene, Bill Camp as William Shaibel, Chlor Pirrie as Alice Harmon, just to mention a few.
The Queen’s Gambit Season 1 Recap:
The Queens Gambit follows the life of Beth Harmon as she struggles with addiction and rises to become a chess prodigy. She went through many emotional problems, being an orphan and losing the guardian she had grown fond of during her first international chess competition.
Beth’s visualization skills made her a strong chess player. She managed to knock out some of the best chess players in the world and reap huge benefits, which even allowed her to buy back Mr. Shaibel’s house.
The Queen’s Gambit Season 2 Trailer: When can we watch?
We don’t have a trailer because the show’s premiere date hasn’t been announced yet. We’re just as excited as you are to see the second season, and you can count on us to keep you informed whenever new information becomes available. Leave a comment expressing your anticipation for the second installment. You can get a sense of how this show works by watching the trailer for the first season.