Making chess as its focus of the story, The Queen’s Gambit successfully steals the heart of its audience. No wonder that many fans are now waiting for The Queen’s Gambit season 2.
With its unique period set, amazing chess strategy, as well as fabulous costumes, The Queen’s Gambit has been such a huge hit. Adapted from the novel with the same title in 1983 by Walter Tevis, this limited drama TV show only consists of seven episodes.
Premiered on October 23, 2020, on Netflix, this show follows the story of an orphan Beth Harmon who is really into chess after getting introduced by the janitor in the orphanage she lives in, Mr. Shaibel. After two decades, she joins various chess competition to pursue her dream to become World Chess Champion. On her way to reach her goal, she also has to deal with drug addiction.
Created by Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit largely receives positive responses from critics as well as its audience. It won 51 awards and nominated in 53 others, including Golden Globes and Emmy Awards.
So after the successful first season, will we see more of Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit season 2?
Will There be The Queen’s Gambit Season 2?
Unfortunately, fans seem like need to wait a little longer for any certainty, since there is no official announcement regarding The Queen’s Gambit season 2.
It took quite a long time to make the first season. When there was the idea to start this project, Netflix (13 Reasons Why) didn’t even exist at that time.
But one thing that we know for sure is that we will not see The Queen Gambit’s season 2 this year. If they somehow decided to continue the TV show, we can expect to see The Queen Gambit’s season 2 in the mid or the end of 2022 at the earliest.
It has always been planned to be only a limited series, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if they decided not to move it forward to The Queen’s Gambit season 2. The book which the series is adapted from only have one edition as well and there is no sequel. However, audiences’ demands can also change the creators’ mind. There is also the possibility for it to have a spin-off, but for now it is just an assumption.
Until there is a green light or official confirmation from Netflix or the creators, fans have to feel satisfied with only one season of this limited series.
The Queen’s Gambit Season 2: Possible Plot
It is a little bit tricky to make a guess on how the story of The Queen’s Gambit season 2 is going to go. Since it is adapted from one novel only, there is no more source that we can look up to, to predict the second installment. So if there is, in fact, The Queen’s Gambit season 2, the creators might as well have to come up with their new, fresh stories rather than adapt it from a book.
At the end of the first season, we can see that Beth Harmon has successfully reached her dream to be the Chess World Champion. And now what? After she’s on the top, is there anything else that she wants to achieve? Or she has already felt satisfied with what she has?
The main cast, Anya Taylor-Joy, once gave us a hint of the story that she would like. She said that it would be interesting to see Beth becomes a mother, as Beth has been sober and pulls herself together.
So in the second season, we could see Beth that becomes wiser and has different priorities in her life, with her relationship and other goals. Or we could go to her past when she was a child, to learn about her troubled childhood and how that impacts the current Beth.
Who Would Play in The Queen’s Gambit Season 2?
Assuming that there will be the second season, who would play in The Queen’s Gambit season 2?
Well, as the main cast and a very iconic one, Anya Taylor-Joy most likely will return, since it wouldn’t be the same without her.
Another cast in The Queen’s Gambit are Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts, Marcin Dorociński as Vasily Borgov, Moses Ingram as Jolene, Harry Melling as Harry Beltik, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Townes, and many others.