The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy has admitted that she has ideas for a potential season 2 – despite the series supposedly ending.
The Netflix smash hit, based on the book by Walter Trevis, was only ever meant to run for a limited series, but became one of the talked about shows of 2020, sparking a surge in chess sets as viewers settled in for lockdown two.
Anya, who led the cast as chess whizz Beth Harmon, has admitted that there’s not been any discussion to have a comeback, but if there was, she’d be ready to have a chat with the filmmakers.
Speaking to Deadline, the actress said: ‘It’s so surreal and very wonderful that people want a second season, because we never thought about it, there was no discussion about it.
‘That said, never say never in Hollywood.
‘It would be very interesting to see how Beth would be as a mother, now that she’s sober and more cognisant of the demons that pull her down.’
Anya had previously said that she was happy with how the series ended, with Beth finally achieving her goals as a world-famous chess player and overcoming her addiction struggles and mental health issues.
But again, she didn’t rule out the possibility of her sitting in front of the board once more.
‘I adore the character, and I would certainly come back if I was asked to,’ she told Town and Country.
‘I do think we leave Beth in a good place.
‘I think the rest of her life will surely be an adventure as well, but in the quest that she goes on in this to find some form of peace, just some form of being able to be happy with who she is.’
Anya is currently getting ready to return to the UK for a completely different role – returning as Michael’s wife Gina in Peaky Blinders.
The show has just started filming its sixth and final season, and last we saw of Gina, she was ready to help her husband overthrow the criminal gang and claim it for his own.
The Queen’s Gambit is available now on Netflix.
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