The Queen’s Gambit star, Anya-Taylor Joy, has said ‘never say never’ and that ‘it would be very interesting to see how Beth would do as a mother’ in response to questions about a second season.
Although Netflix has yet to announce whether the limited series – which broke streaming records back in October – will return for another season, Anya surely isn’t convinced that the audiences have seen the last of the beloved series.
The actress shared, ‘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.’
She continued, ‘It would be very interesting to see how Beth would be as a mother, now that she’s sober and more cognizant of the demons that pull her down. I adore the character, and I would certainly come back if I was asked to’.
Either way, she’s happy with how things ended for her character, adding, ‘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’.
However, The Queen’s Gambit’s future ultimately remains unclear for the time being, especially since the series is based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, which has no sequel.