The Queen's Gambit was a huge hit when it landed on Netflix in 2020, but since the show was intended to be a limited series, it seemed unlikely that we would be seeing it return for season two.
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Earlier this year, Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred as Beth Harmon in the drama, opened up about a potential second instalment, telling Elle: "It would be silly of me to go, 'There's never going to be a second series.' And then I'm 40, and [co-creator Scott Frank]'s like, 'Yo, how do you feel about this? You want to go back?'"
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Speaking about what she'd like to see happen in season two, she continued: "I'd like Beth to pick up Benny and spend some time with him in Russia, just the two of them being snobby intellectuals together. And I hope she has a Bowie phase."
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The actress previously shared her surprise that fans were keen for a second series, telling Deadline: "It is obviously incredibly flattering that people want to spend more time with characters that we care so much about and that we poured so much love into, but we did intend it to be a limited series, so we were all quite surprised when people started asking for season two."
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The drama follows Beth, an orphan and chess prodigy who becomes determined to be the greatest chess player in the world while struggling with addiction after being hooked onto medication while living in an orphanage. The series has won a number of accolades, including the Golden Globe award for Best Limited Series or Television Film and Best Actress for Anya.
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More recently, the actress has returned to the big screen to appear in psychological horror, Last Night in Soho. The film was directed by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, who opened up about the film to Den of Geek, explaining: "I have this recurring time travel fantasy about the idea of going back. But I think it’s always that thing, this nagging fear that it’s probably a really bad idea."
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