The actress is set to star in "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series based on the 1983 Walter Tevis novel of the same name. Taylor-Joy will play Beth Harmon, an orphan and chess prodigy growing up in the Cold War era.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will follow Beth "from age 8 to 22 as she struggles with addiction and goes on a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world." It will run for six episodes.
This will mark Taylor-Joy's second collaboration with Netflix, following her upcoming voice role in the star-studded "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." Also continuing his relationship with the streaming service is Scott Frank, the creator of Emmy-nominated western series "Godless," who will write, direct, and produce "The Queen's Gambit."
No word yet on an expected release date or additional casting. Taylor-Joy will next be seen in a new adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," and the latest film from Edgar Wright, "Last Night in Soho." (And, eventually, "The New Mutants." We think.)
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]