The Queen’s Gambit English Mini-Series Film Is Streaming Online Watch on Netflix, Release Date 23rd October 2020. Netflix’s latest mini-series The Queen’s Gambit, is an adaptation of the 1983 American novel of the same name. Written by Walter Tevis, it is adapted for the screen by Scott Frank and Allan Scott. The six episode mini-series follows a eight year old orphan named Beth, who is sullen, withdrawn and seems to be completely unremarkable, till she plays her very first game of chess. As she plays the game, she becomes sharper and starts thinking more clearly. Gradually as she grows older and beats more and more opponents, she becomes more isolated in her greatness. She starts resorting to pills and alcohol to mask her depression and loneliness. Her eventual addiction creates more struggles as she prepares herself to become a Grandmaster in chess. Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Moses Ingram, Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling and Rebecca Root. Written by Scott Frank and Allan Scott. Directed by Scott Frank.