No, There Is No Season 2 Of Queen's Gambit Coming
Posts on social media about a new season of Netflix' hit series The Queen's Gambit, are false.

No, There Is No Season 2 Of Queen's Gambit Coming

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Social media posts claiming Netflix's The Queen's Gambit is returning for a second season have gone viral in the last months. Sadly, they are false.

"The Queens Gambit Season 2 coming soon!" claimed a post from the Facebook group Netflix Daily Updates. At the time of writing, the post has received more than 282,000 likes and 20,600 comments. Another post making the same claim, coming from Netflix Daily Memes on August 20, has 238,000 likes and 20,500 comments. A more recent post from Netflix Community on September 1 has received 107,000 likes and 3,200 comments to date. An X/Twitter fan account dedicated to the show also consistently shares the claims.

Hundreds of thousands of people have engaged with excitement in posts on Facebook and X/Twitter with the same claim in the last months. A majority of them are responding along the lines of "Can't wait!!!" and "YESSS!!!!". 

A Facebook post from Netflix community sharing the false claim.
A Facebook post from Netflix Community sharing the false claim.
The Facebook pages sharing misinformation and fake posts like these usually have financial motives by selling traffic eventually.
Facebook pages sharing misinformation and fake posts like these might financially benefit by monetizing their traffic.

Fans of the hit series who got their hopes up are in for a disappointment. Another season is just not happening. All the posts are completely false.

Scott Frank, the Director and Writer of the series, responded to speculation about another season in September 2021, and explained why it's a no-go.

"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," he told Deadline. also reached out to Netflix, with a spokesperson confirming: "There will not be a continuation of the series." 

There will not be a continuation of the series.
— Netflix spokesperson.

The award-winning seven-episode series, adapted from a 1983 novel written by Walter Tevis, is one of Netflix's most popular limited series ever. Released in October 2020, The Queen's Gambit made number-one in over 12 countries and led to a chess boom not seen for decades. More than 60 million people worldwide watched at least parts of the series, where GM Garry Kasparov and NM Bruce Pandolfini had prominent roles as chess consultants.

The drama saw Anya Taylor-Joy play the role of Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy who quickly rose through the chess ranks to beat the world champion Vasily Borgov.

This is not the first time fans get their hopes up for a return of The Queen's Gambit. In January, actress Taylor-Joy posted a short tweet which read just “The Queen’s Gambit 2.” Fans were quickly disappointed when the tweet that had already received thousands of likes was taken down, and Taylor-Joy turned to Instagram to say she was hacked.

“My Twitter has been hacked. Apologies for all inconveniences. It’s not me!” she shared on Instagram.

Taylor-Joy's portrayal of Beth Harmon earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress, catapulting her Hollywood career. She has previously shared her thoughts on fans' calls for another season.

“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,” Taylor-Joy told Deadline. “That said, never say ‘never’ in Hollywood.”

While a continuation of The Queen's Gambit is not on the horizon, Beth Harmon, Vasily Borgov, and Benny Watts remain alive in the game-universe. In July, Netflix released a new game based on the series.

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