Netflix's Alias Grace — Teaser Trailer

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added: Mon, Jul 24th '17

Award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood, whose classic 1985 dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" is the source material for this year's Emmy-nominated Hulu drama, will have another of her literary works turned into a streamable series later this year.

"Alias Grace," Atwood's best-selling historical fiction book inspired by the scandalous 1841 story of lowly Irish immigrant maid Grace Marks who was convicted of abetting the murders of her abusive Canadian employer and his housekeeper/mistress, has been adapted into a six-hour miniseries for both Netflix and Canada's CBC.

Marks is portrayed by Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, who has appeared on Hulu's Stephen King miniseries "11.22.63" and has frequently worked with director David Cronenberg on the films "Maps to the Stars," "Cosmopolis," and "A Dangerous Method."

Irish actor Kerr Logan (HBO's Game of Thrones) plays James McDermott, a stable hand (and Grace's purported lover) who was also arrested and convicted of actually committing the murders. Meanwhile, True Blood's Anna Paquin co-stars as Nancy Montgomery, the murdered housekeeper who was pregnant by Grace's employer Thomas Kinnear.

Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Mary Harron (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page) is directing the entire six-episode miniseries, which was adapted for the screen and executive produced by Canadian actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away from Her).

"Alias Grace" will first air on Canadian television (CBC) on September 25th, and will then stream globally on Netflix beginning Friday, November 3rd. Watch the newly-released teaser trailer, above.

synopsis:
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.

 

directed by   Mary Harron

starring   Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin, Kerr Logan

release date   September 25, 2017 (on Canada's CBC) -- November 3, 2017 (globally on Netflix)

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