Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has been an international success as the streaming service is reporting that the series has set a viewership record, making it the most-watched scripted limited series to date on the platform.
Netflix has recently shared a report claiming 62 million households streamed The Queen‘s Gambit in its first 28 days, following its October 23rd launch. Netflix continues on to say The Queen’s Gambit has a confirmed international appeal, too, with the scripted limited series sitting in the Netflix Top 10 rankings in 92 countries with the series also ranked #1 in 63 countries, including the United Kingdom, Argentina, Israel, and South Africa.
During its seven-episode runtime, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, based on the book by Walter Tevis, follows Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a chess prodigy who hones her skills in the world of chess on the professional circuit while struggling with her own personal demons arising from her childhood in the mid-20th century. The series also stars Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.
The creator/showrunner Scott Frank provided a response to the series’ reported success at Netflix via The Hollywood Reporter, stating, “I am both delighted and dazed by the response. It’s just all way beyond what any of us could have imagined. But speaking for my fellow producers and the entire cast and crew of the show, every one of whom made me look better than I actually am, we are most grateful that so many took the time to watch our show,” before going on to joke, “And we all look forward to bringing you our Yahtzee limited series next.”
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