Netflix Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Netflix Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Netflix has released a teaser for new six-part drama Alias Grace, written by Sarah Polley based on the Margaret Atwood novel, which is inspired by the true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks.

The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin), in 1843.

James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.

Alias Grace will be broadcast on CBC in Canada and will be available globally outside of Canada on Netflix from Friday 3rd November.