The Queen's Gambit is being adapted into a stage musical
Chess, mess, test, best, guess, dress, nevertheless... this musical is practically gonna write itself!
In the latest episode of "Sure, why not??", one of Netflix's biggest hit shows to date is getting a stage musical adaptation.
While some of them might seem more easily adaptable into a musical than others - we can definitely see Orange Is The New Black going down a Chicago-esque route - we're not quite sure how you can adapt something like The Queen's Gambit into a musical.
Adrienne Becker, the CEO of entertainment company Level Forward, and producer Julia Dunetz released a joint statement on the project:
"It is a privilege for Level Forward to lead the charge of bringing The Queen’s Gambit to the stage through the beloved and enduring craft of musical theatre."
"Told through a brave and fresh point of view, audiences are already sharing in the friendship and fortitude of the story’s inspiring women who energise and sustain Beth Harmon’s journey and ultimate triumph. The story is a siren call amidst our contemporary struggles for gender and racial equity, and we’re looking forward to moving the project forward."
There's been no word on casting or a creative team or anything like that, but the Level Forward team are responsible for some big Broadway hits, including the musical adaptation of Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill, which featured scripting by Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer's Body).
However, The Queen's Gambit will still have to beat the greatest movie/show-to-musical adaptation of all time...