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FX’s New Sci-Fi Series Brings Together ‘The Queen Gambit’ Writer and ‘Chernobyl’ Director

Scott Frank, the writer and co-creator of Netflix’s acclaimed “The Queen’s Gambit,” is setting his sights on an original sci-fi limited series for FX.Frank is set to adapt Mary Doria Russell’s 1996 debut novel “The Sparrow,” which followed a group of Jesuit priests and scientists who make contact with an alien species in the near […]

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After ‘Queen’s Gambit,’ Anya Taylor-Joy and Scott Frank Reuniting for Nabokov Adaptation

Nobody could have predicted that “The Queen’s Gambit” would become the global phenomenon that it has, and that includes co-creator Scott Frank and lead actor Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the Netflix limited series. Academy Award-nominated writer/director Frank, who co-created the series with Allan Scott, is now hoping that lighting in […]

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‘Britannia’: How Jez Butterworth Created the Crazy Ancient Epic Starring David Morrissey

Thank the gods for brilliant screenwriters. That’s why they’re the most sought-after gold currency in today’s streaming wars, from Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Peter Morgan (“The Crown”) to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Killing Eve”) and Lena Waithe (“The Chi”).These scribes hole up in their lonely rooms and think and dream and write, conjuring characters, dialogue, […]

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‘The Northman’: Anya Taylor-Joy And Nicole Kidman Tease Terrifying Film The World “Genuinely Hasn’t Seen Before”

Robert Eggers burst onto the scene five years ago with “The Witch,” a slow-burn horror film the likes of which most audiences hadn’t seen before, which launched the career of Anya Taylor-Joy. Now, the actress is reuniting with Eggers for his Viking revenge movie “The Northman,” which is on track to be as unique (or […]

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Chess Sets and ‘Queen’s Gambit’-Inspired Style and Gifts

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The Best Movies & TV Shows Coming to Netflix in October 2020

During the month of October, Netflix will receive several new additions to its streaming library that we’re very interested in – shows like The Haunting of Bly Manor, Song Exploder, and The Queen’s Gambit, and films like Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca and Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. But I haven’t seen any of […]

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