“The Queen’s Gambit”, but it’s about a Rubik’s Cube now.

After the runaway success of The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, studios have started clamoring to develop media from other successful “games”, and have now greenlit a Rubik’s Cube movie (this is completely true) and a Rubik’s Cube game show (again, ACTUALLY TRUE, I promise you).

But who’s gonna make a 14-part limited series for streaming? Luckily, Stephen Colbert has already gotten started on a new prestige drama that mixes elements of The Queen’s Gambit — with a strong desire to make a lot of money off the popularity of The Queen’s Gambit.

As expected, treating something this dumb very seriously is… of course, still very dumb.

Major thanks to everyone at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that helped to pull this off. Not only in the realm of extreme production value that came from our awesome hair, makeup, and wardrobe teams – but in the fact, that we shot this entire sketch on greenscreen in New York in a matter of four hours – and that I remotely directed the whole thing over Zoom from Tennessee.

I can’t even believe working like this is possible these days! I am beyond excited at the quality of images that we were able to create, and it’s a testament to how great our team is that we were able to do it with ease and for it to be so much fun. Thank you and and thrilled to continue to work with y’all!

UPDATE: Got a really lovely shout-out from The A.V. Club & Scriptnotes podcast! Thanks, y’all!