Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon in hit Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. ? Photo credit: Charlie Gray/Netflix Netflix?s new miniseries, The Queen?s Gambit ? a period drama revolving around (fictional) chess prodigy Beth Harmon ? has become an unexpected hit. Moreover, it has resulted in massive interest surrounding the game. Here are 10 interesting facts you may not have known about the show: 1.