'The Queen's Gambit' tops Netflix limited series with 62M viewers

'The Queen's Gambit' tops Netflix limited series with 62M viewers”

The Queen's Gambit is a seven-part series based on Walter Tevis' novel of the same name. That opening number figure puts " The Queen's Gambit" in the same league as some of Netflix's biggest original movie debuts, including " The Kissing Booth 2" and " The Irishman".

What's even more unbelievable is that the number of people searching "How To Play Chess" on Google has hit a nine-year high.

The global reach of The Queen's Gambit has been extraordinary - from Russian Federation and Hong Kong, to France, Taiwan and Australia. The series has also proven to have an extensive reach internationally, as it's been in the Top 10 in 92 countries, including Australia, France and Hong Kong. Scott also had tremendous help from the series' talented crafts team. As Netflix dubs The Queen's Gambit as its most-viewed limited series, those who have yet to watch it are likely to check it out.

Scott Frank serves as co-creator, executive producer, writer, director and showrunner.

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The programme features Peaky Blinders star Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead role alongside Love Actually's Thomas Brodie-Sangster. "The Queen's Gambit" is government produced by William Horberg ("The Proficient Mr. Ripley") and Allan Scott ("Don't Look Now"), who can be a co-creator of the collection.

It's kind of an unusual hit for Netflix, which usually sees its true-crime docuseries or genre shows become major hits (only Tiger King retains the most-viewed record over The Queen's Gambit, with 64 million views in is first 28 days). Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late '50s, a young Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess - while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her private demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively expert and glamorous outcast whereas chose to beat the normal boundaries established within the male-dominated world of aggressive chess.

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