Fans of the The Queen’s Gambit have some exciting news to look forward to.
The production company Level Forward has purchased the theatrical rights to Walter Tevis‘ novel of the same name and are currently developing a musical adaptation of the popular Netflix show.
The company has previously worked on the Alanis Morrissette musical Jagged Little Pill and Jeremy O’Harris‘ Slave Play.
The Queen’s Gambit was a huge hit for Netflix and became the streamer’s most watched limited series in November 2020.
The show, which follows an orphan named Beth Harmon who becomes a chess prodigy, has also won a number of awards, with star Anya Taylor-Joy winning a Critic’s Choice Award and the Golden Globe award for Best Actress.
Level Forward’s CEO Adrienne Becker and producer Julia Dunetz said in a statement, “It is a privilege for Level Forward to lead the charge of bringing The Queen’s Gambit to the stage through the beloved and enduring craft of musical theater. Told through a brave and fresh point of view, audiences are already sharing in the friendship and fortitude of the story’s inspiring women who energize and sustain Beth Harmon’s journey and ultimate triumph. The story is a siren call amidst our contemporary struggles for gender and racial equity, and we’re looking forward to moving the project forward.”
Last month, Anya revealed what she thought about a potential second season of the show.
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