Despite the 2021 Emmy win, the producers of Lady’s Gambit are adamant that the Netflix series is a standalone miniseries and therefore will not have a second season.
In the Netflix original series, undoubtedly one of the best available today is Lady’s Gambit, a miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy that has become one of the big winners of the 2021 Emmy Awards.
As a result of the success of the Lady’s Gambit series at the recent Emmy Awards, many have wondered whether, despite being a miniseries, ultimately chose to make a new season. Little of what happened to The Flight Attendant, which started out as a miniseries but due to its success was renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
However, the producers of Lady’s Gambit insisted that the Netflix series be structured as a self-concluded miniseries and, therefore, would not have a second season on the platform.
In an interview for Deadline, producer Scott Frank shared the same concerns fans and content creators have when a miniseries or limited series becomes a big hit, but there’s nowhere else to talk creatively.
we’ll spoil what we’ve been told,” the producer said. .
As such, fans who want to see season 2 of Lady’s Gambit will still have the desire, as those in charge of production have no intention of continuing the series.
The plot of Lady’s Gambit follows Beth Harmon, a chess master who makes history when she enters a densely populated international chess tournament and begins to beat them all. As her fame begins to grow, Beth tries to fight her drug addiction, slowly climbing the ranks to become the best chess player in the world.
During a virtual panel at this year’s Emmys, Scott Frank and William Horberg said they would not revisit the story of chess prodigy Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) in any form.
“I feel like we’re telling the story we want to tell, and I’m worried — let me put it differently — I’m afraid that if we try to tell more we’re going to spoil what we’ve been telling,” Frank, series director and executive producer, said. to Deadlines.
“We will all continue to work together for sure,” added Horberg, to which Taylor-Joy responded, “Absolutely.” So while the trio won’t be revisiting Beth and co., there’s a chance they could collaborate on another project in the near future.
After premiering in October 2020, The Queen’s Gambit became Netflix’s most-watched scripted limited series – more than 62 million households watched the show. The show won 11 Emmys at awards ceremonies this year, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.
As for when Taylor-Joy, Frank, and Horberg might collaborate again, maybe not for a while – Taylor-Joy’s schedule is pretty hectic. His upcoming films include the dark comedy Menu from Succession director Mark Mylod, two projects from The Witch director Robert Eggers, The Northman and the upcoming Nosferatu project, and the Mad Max Furiosa prequel. Phew.
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