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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ With Its Latina Lead Is The Biggest Scripted Series To Date

Everyone is talking about “The Queen’s Gambit.” It isn;t just all of your friends telling that, it is coming from Netflix. The streaming giant shared the news that the limited series is the most successful limited series to date by Netflix.

“The Queen’s Gambit” is the most successful limited series in Netflix’s history.

Anya Taylor-Joy plays a chess prodigy who is battling her own internal demons and her need for drugs and booze. The young woman, Beth Harmon, is a master of chess and spends every minute enthralled with it as she travels the world playing in different tournaments. The story is one that captivates the audience from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the very end.

The show is bringing attention back to the classic board game.

Chess is an ancient game that has roots all the way back India in 280. Since then, the game has evolved and spread throughout the world and millions of people now play and love the game of chess. “The Queen’s Gambit” is giving the classic game another moment in the sun and it is a perfect time considering the pandemic. People are back in their homes in some countries to fight off a second wave and chess would be a great way to spend the time.

Like, people are getting way into chess because of the show.

Interest in chess has exploded since the show’s premiere. According to eBay, searches for chess set has increased 273 percent. Google Trends shows that the search for chess has exploded showing a renewed interest in the game. Even the chess community has fallen in love with the show.

“The chess community fell in love with the series because it successfully portrays different aspects of chess in all its richness: It’s easy enough to be fun to play, but also complex enough to pose a challenge,” David Llada, a spokesman for the International Chess Federation, known as FIDE, told The New York Times. “It is nerdy, but also cool and fashionable. It is intensively competitive, but full of interesting, creative and colorful characters.”

Anya Taylor-Joy is showing that Latina excellence as the lead.

Viewers were stunned to learn that Taylor-Joy is partly of Argentine descent. Interviews of her in Spanish went viral on social media after the show premiered. People were not expecting the lead of Netflix’s wildly successful show to be a Latina and yet, here we are. Just shows that we are indeed everywhere and our excellence is unmistakable.

Basically, Taylor-Joy is the only reason to watch “The Queen’s Gambit” and she is saving chess at the same time.

“The Queen’s Gambit” is currently streaming on Netflix and is worth every second. You won’t regret it.

READ: People Are Just Learning That Anya Taylor-Joy Is Latina And They Are Living For It

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