Netflix’s hit limited series The Queen’s Gambit won’t return for season 2. Executive producers Scott Frank and William Holberg revealed there will be no Season 2 of Emmy-winning series, no sequel series, no follow-up movie, nothing.
Frank told the press that he had no intention of continuing with a second season: “I’m so sorry. I hate disappointing anyone, but no. I feel like we told the story we wanted to tell, and I worry — let me put it differently — I’m terrified that if we try to tell more, we would ruin what we’ve already told.
I feel so good about what we did, I would hate to soil the memory.”
Horberg added: “We’re all certainly going to keep working together.”
“Absolutely,” added star Anya Taylor-Joy.
“And try to find another story to tell with the same passion and team of amazing artists,” added Horberg.
Horberg thanked Netflix: “the rarest thing of all these days, you took a chance on risky material and you trusted the filmmakers.”
He added: “You brought the sexy back to chess, and you inspired a whole generation of girls and young women to realize that patriarchy has no defense against our queens.”
The Queen’s Gambit follows Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a master chess player. The series premiered on Netflix back in 2020. And, the limited series is the most watched on Netflix by 62 million households worldwide.