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Netflix Turns to ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Money Heist’ for Mobile Games

Netflix is mining popular original series like The Queen’s Gambit and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) for a slew of new mobile games coming to the streaming platform. The company is expected to launch nine new games later this year, with a Queen’s Gambit chess and puzzle game slated to launch this summer. Published by the U.K.–based Ripstone Ltd., The Queen’s […]

Netflix Can’t Checkmate Chess Grandmaster in ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Defamation Lawsuit

Netflix has lost a bid to end a lawsuit from a Georgian chess champion who says she was defamed in an episode of The Queen’s Gambit. In September, Nona Gaprindashvili sued Netflix in response to a fictional chess commentator’s line in the series finale, which refers to her by name and says she’s “the female […]

Why Suits Against Netflix Could Shake Streaming

These days, it’s “Operation Varsity Blues” parents and the “Central Park Five” prosecutor. Then there’s a Jeffrey Epstein buddy as well as the “Panama Papers” law firm. And, let’s not forget, a former Soviet chess grandmaster, too. When it comes to legal enemies, Netflix has made more than a few. In fact, a review of […]

Location Managers Guild Awards: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Among Winners

Judas and the Black Messiah, Tenet, The Queen’s Gambit, Lupin and the fourth season of The Crown were among the winners at this year’s Location Managers Guild International Awards held on Saturday. Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa returned to host the annual ceremony, which went virtual for the second year in a row and was […]

Uzo Aduba to Host Netflix Book Club Series

Netflix is ready to talk books over coffee. The streamer announced Wednesday that it will launch Netflix Book Club, where readers will hear about new books, films and series adaptations, as well as have exclusive access to each book’s adaptation process. Netflix will partner with Starbucks to bring the book club to life via a […]

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards: TV Review

As expected, 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'Ted Lasso' and 'The Crown' dominated the Emmys telecast supposedly honoring the best television of 2020-21.

Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins Best Limited Series

The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s seven-parter about a chess prodigy, which became one of the most-watched original shows in Netflix history after dropping during the thick of lockdown, was awarded the best limited or anthology series prize during the primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday night, prevailing over formidable competition including Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, […]

Emmys: It Took a Pandemic, But Netflix Finally Topped HBO

Netflix has earned Emmys bragging rights for the first time in its history. The streaming giant topped all winners after the statuettes were handed out — between Sunday’s ceremony and last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys — with a total of 44 thanks, in part, to a complete sweep by The Crown in the drama categories. […]

From ‘Mare of Easttown’ to ’The Queen’s Gambit’: Books to Read Based on Emmy Nominees

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. As the best in television will be celebrated during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, readers may recognize some of the Emmy-nominated series are adapted from books including Shrill, Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, The Flight Attendant and The Undoing.  […]

Experts Weigh In: Who Should Win — And Who Will Win at the Emmys

BEST DRAMA SERIES WILL WIN: The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale has one more acting nomination (10), The Mandalorian the same total (24), and this is the last chance to honor Lovecraft Country and Pose, but Netflix will snag its first series win for season four of Peter Morgan’s show about the British royals. — […]

Netflix Sued by Ex-Soviet Chess Champion Over “Sexist” Remark in ‘Queen’s Gambit’

Nona Gaprindashvili, one of the top chess players in the world in the 1970s, has advanced her pieces against Netflix over The Queen’s Gambit. The Georgian grandmaster filed a defamation suit on Thursday against the streamer. The hit series, based on a 1983 novel, focuses on the rise of fictional chess player Beth Harmon. In […]

Netflix’s New U.S. TV Boss on Overall Deals, Shifting Tastes and the Future of Ryan Murphy

When Netflix’s Peter Friedlander hunkered down at his Palm Springs home at the start of the pandemic, he was overseeing a number of drama series and showrunners under Cindy Holland. A year and a half later, he and his dog, Pablo, remain in the desert, though Holland is long gone and Friedlander has a considerably […]