Ladies Knight: Bonus Episode Featuring William Horberg

Beth Harmon, seen from behind, preparing for a big game

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In a bonus episode of Ladies Knight we bring you William Horberg, the Executive Producer of The Queen’s Gambit. Horberg talks to Jennifer Shahade about the long road to creating the hit Netflix series. He also talks about his first chess project, “Searching for Bobby Fischer” which he describes as a "cult classic."

Bill moves on to discussing some of his favorite parts of the Queen’s Gambit, and some things that may surprise you about the star of the Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor Joy, from her voracious reading habits to her Argentinian heritage. 

Watching a special message from Anya Taylor Joy
A special session of our Girls Club, where Anya Taylor passes on a special message

William Horberg was also a producer on many projects you’re likely to have heard about including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain and the Kite Runner. See a full listing on his IMDB and follow him on twitter at

Find all episodes of Ladies Knight on Apple, our website or The show features music by artist and singer Juga of Jugamusica.comLearn more about the US Chess Women’s Initiative and everything we do to support girls and women in chess at


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