“The Queen’s Gambit,” the story of a chess prodigy that was a streaming smash for Netflix, might turn out to be a musical. Degree Ahead, has acquired the theatrical stage rights to Walter Tevis’ novel “The Queen’s Gambit,” which served as the premise for the miniseries. Tevis additionally wrote “The Hustler” and “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” each of which turned movies and, within the case of “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” a stage present.
“The Queen’s Gambit” facilities on Beth Harmon, an orphan who discovers she has a preternatural potential to maneuver the items round a chess board and dominate the competitors. The novel, printed in 1983, follows her journey from Kentucky to Paris to Moscow, whereas she battles dependancy and the prejudices of a male-centered world. Now, that journey will contain music, dance and singing, along with pawns and rooks.
The Netflix miniseries not too long ago nabbed Golden Globes for Greatest Tv Restricted Collection, Anthology Collection, or Movement Image Made for Tv, and for Anya Taylor-Pleasure’s lead efficiency. “The Queen’s Gambit” turned Netflix’s most-watched scripted miniseries with over 62 million viewers within the first month.
“It’s a privilege for Degree Ahead to guide the cost of bringing ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to the stage by the beloved and enduring craft of musical theater,” stated Degree Ahead CEO Adrienne Becker and producer Julia Dunetz. “Informed by a courageous and recent perspective, audiences are already sharing within the friendship and fortitude of the story’s inspiring ladies who energize and maintain Beth Harmon’s journey and supreme triumph. The story is a siren name amidst our up to date struggles for gender and racial fairness, and we’re trying ahead to shifting the undertaking ahead.”
The deal was brokered on behalf of the Tevis Household Belief by Susan Schulman of the Susan Schulman Literary Company, New York and Rachel Gould on behalf of Degree Ahead.
Degree Ahead was based in 2018 and has produced and financed such characteristic movies as “The Assistant” and the documentary “On The File.” Its stage credit embody “Oklahoma!,” “What The Structure Means To Me,” and “Slave Play.” Abigail Disney, a grandniece of Walt Disney, is likely one of the firm’s founders.
Degree Ahead didn’t announce any key inventive expertise related to the deliberate musical of “The Queen’s Gambit.”