The official trailer and poster have arrived for Alias Grace, Netflix’s new series based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel. Sarah Gadon takes on the lead role of accused murderer Grace Marks, Edward Holcroft is Dr. Simon Jordan, Zachary Levi plays Jeremiah Pontelli, Kerr Logan co-stars as James McDermott, Stephen Joffe is Jamie Walsh, and Rebecca Liddiard plays Mary Whitney. Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell, Take This Waltz) adapted Margaret Atwood’s novel and Mary Harron (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page) directed the six-part limited series.
Alias Grace will premiere on November 3, 2017.
The Plot: The story of Alias Grace 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. 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.