Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit became a surprise sensation for the streaming service last autumn, thanks to its captivating, self-destructive lead, the skill of turning chess into an exciting sport, and magnificent period settings and costumes. The seven-episode limited series has been nominated for two Golden Globes as it was adapted from Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel with just minor alterations.

The Queen’s Gambit delves deeply into the character of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a young girl raised in an orphanage who discovers a spark while playing chess in the basement, but soon develops a problematic drug addiction. During the following couple of decades of her life, she immerses herself in the competitive chess world in order to achieve her ambition of becoming a World Chess Champion, all while battling substance abuse.

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Beth had just completed her mission and sat down in a Russian park to play chess with the locals, dressed as the white queen herself. So where do we go from here?

When will The Queen’s Gambit season 2 premiere?

A second season hasn’t been announced yet. It took a long time for only one season to get from concept to Netflix’s most popular show. When co-creator Alan Scott initially became involved with the idea, he didn’t even know Netflix existed, and he was hoping to do a feature picture. “It’s nice to hear that people enjoyed the show to the point where they want to spend more time with these characters; we never envisioned it that way,” the series’ executive producer William Horberg told Deadline on the possibility of a second season.

Adding to that, “We decided to let the viewers fill in the blanks as to what happens next for Beth Harmon after the series came to a satisfactory conclusion. Despite requests for more on my Twitter account, nothing has changed. [Filmmaker and co-producer] The completion of Beth’s narrative makes Scott and myself quite delighted.” Even still, HBO’s Big Little Lies isn’t the only novel adaption touted as a miniseries to receive an unexpected second season. However, while a second season is unlikely to air in 2021, it is feasible in 2022.

Season 2 of The Queen’s Gambit will include who will be in the cast?

Without Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, The Queen’s Gambit wouldn’t be The Queen’s Gambit, and a second season would be incomplete. She told Deadline in an interview that “People are clamoring for a second season because it’s so strange and fantastic, and we never considered it or discussed it. However, in Hollywood, you should never say “never.”

According to Town & Country, Taylor-Joy would reprise her role as Beth if the opportunity arose, but she also likes Beth’s current conclusion. She expressed herself as follows: “I believe we have placed Beth in a decent situation. I believe the remainder of her life will undoubtedly be an adventure, particularly in her quest for serenity, or at the very least, the ability to be content with who she is. It comes to a satisfying conclusion, in my opinion.” Even so, it’d be exciting to see some of Beth’s friends return, such as lovely Harry Beltik (Harry Melling) and cowboy Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster).

What will The Queen’s Gambit’s second season be about?

There’s no additional source material to work with because The Queen’s Gambit was adapted from a single novel. Whatever the second season would have to be rewritten from the ground up, but the creators would be free to go on any path they want. What happens after Beth reaches the pinnacle of her job is still a mystery. She’s at the top now, having accomplished what she’d been working toward for a long time, but this just welcomes more change into her life.

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“It would be really intriguing to see how Beth would be as a mother, now that she’s clean and more mindful of the demons that pull her down,” Taylor-Joy said to Deadline when asked about a potential future plot. A second season might investigate Beth’s potentially shifting priorities and return her to the array of individuals that gathered behind her in her final match, given her new view on her personal connections.