Margaret Atwood is currently having a moment in TV. First her novel The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted to Hulu and there is currently a script floating around for an adaptation of MaddAddam. Now her novel Alias Grace has been adapted by Netflix into a miniseries. Today Netflix released their full length trailer for the series and it is actually very spooky.
The novel is loosely based off of the actual court case. Much has been speculated as to whether or not Grace Marks actually committed the murder. Atwood’s novel builds off of the case and makes us wonder about the meaning of innocence and guilt.
The official synopsis for the show is below:
Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel. The six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.
The miniseries stars Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Paul Gross, Kerr Logan, Michael Therriault, and Rebecca Liddiard.
Alias Grace will first be broadcast in Canada on CBC and then will be released onto Netflix on November 3, 2017. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts.