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Anya Taylor-Joy Would 'Jump At Chance' To Work With Queen's Gambit Team Again


Anya Taylor-Joy Would 'Jump At Chance' To Work With Queen's Gambit Team Again

Anya Taylor-Joy has revealed she would 'jump at the chance' to work with The Queen's Gambit team again.

The 24-year-old has just picked up the award for best actress in a limited series at the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Beth Harmon in the Netflix hit period drama - and it seems she's up for reprising the role.

The actor is keen to work with the team again. Credit: PA
The actor is keen to work with the team again. Credit: PA

Whether it happens is another matter altogether, as it was only ever meant to run for one season.


Asked about the prospect of a second series, she told Entertainment Tonight: "Maybe. Not to disappoint anybody, but we just never thought about it.

"It was always a sapling to tree transition. You see her grow, you leave her in a good place.

"So we were genuinely surprised when people were like, 'Where's season two?'

"That being said, I adore the entire team that made it and I would jump at the chance to work with them again."


The seven-part series - based on Walter Tevis' 1983 novel of the same name - follows Harmon's meteoric rise through the chess world in the '50s and '60s, as she becomes one of the fiercest players in the game.

Following its release in October, Netflix revealed that it was a record-setting series for the streaming service.

In a tweet, Netflix wrote: "A record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen's Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix's biggest scripted limited series to date."


It also managed to hit the Top 10 list in 91 countries and was number one in 63 countries, and the novel the series is based on entered the New York Times bestseller list 37 years on from its publication.

On top of that, the number of people searching 'how to play chess' on Google hit a nine-year high.

Discussing the prospect of another series, Taylor-Joy previously told Town & Country: "If I've learned anything from being in this industry, it's never say never.

"I adore the character, and I would certainly come back if I was asked to, but I do think we leave Beth in a good place.


"I think the rest of her life will surely be an adventure as well, but in the quest that she goes on in this to find some form of peace, just some form of being able to be happy with who she is.

"I think it ends in a nice place."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Jake Massey
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