12:00 Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Were you one of them?
Netflix says 62 million households watched The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days.
That’s a record for a limited scripted series on the streaming platform. The programme, which tells the story of an orphaned chess prodigy during the Cold War, featured in the top 10 rankings in 92 countries.
The series has even sparked a surge in people buying chess boards, according to The New York Post.
A Toronto-based toy seller Spin Master, has seen its chess sales increase by “triple digits” since the programme’s premiere.