Queens Gambit to be adapted into Broadway musical
The Netflix series responsible for a surge in chess board sales is to be developed into a musical by Level Forward.
The phenomenally popular Netflix series, The Queen's Gambit, is to be adapted into a musical for theatre.
The Queen's Gambit was one of the most popular series the streaming platform has seen, which featured Anya Taylor-Joy as the young orphan chess prodigy on her quest to become the world's greatest chess player. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Water Tevis, Scott Frank and Allan Scott both created The Queens Gambit for Netflix.
Broadway shows stemming from popular media shows might seem like an unlikely transition, but as a matter of fact a number of contemporary musicals have taken inspiration from different movies.
Hopefully as theatres begin to open with the easing of the lockdown, fans of the hit Netflix show will be able to look forward to seeing it live on stage.