Queen’s Move saw the biggest start for Netflix miniseries. The seven-hour drama with Anya Taylor-Joy was watched from 62 million service accounts in the first 28 days. This is stated on social networks Netflix. Queen’s Move made it to Netflix’s Daily Top 10 in 92 countries and topped 63 of them. In addition, after the series was released, the number of Google queries “How to play chess?” reached a record high in the last 9 years.
The series by Scott Frank tells the story of the chess player Beth Harmon. State of Kentucky, 1957. After the death of her mother, 9-year-old Elizabeth Harmon is left an orphan and sent to a Catholic orphanage. In this institution, children are regularly given “vitamins”, and on the advice of another ward, Beth leaves the green capsules overnight. There, the girl meets the elderly cleaner Scheibel, whom she asks to teach her how to play chess. In the daytime, having escaped from boring classes under the pretext of washing a rag, Beth plays with Mr. Scheibel in his basement utility room, and at night, having taken a green capsule, plays chess games on the ceiling of the dormitory. In a few years the girl will be adopted, she will start a completely different life, but the main role in it will be played by her love of chess.
In 2020, Netflix introduced a new audience counting system. According to it, viewing is counted if at least two minutes have passed since the launch of the film or series.