Following the enormous success of The Handmaids Tale, Netflix is bringing another of Margaret Atwood's novels to the small screen - only this time, it's a work of historical fiction as opposed to a dystopian saga.
Based on a true crime, Alias Grace tells the story of the infamous Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Toronto who was found guilty of brutally murdering her employers in the 1840s.
As with any Atwood adaptation, expect to see political themes, issues of gender and class, and questions regarding the treatment of mental illness woven throughout a plot that centers around the Canadian equivalent of Lizzie Borden.
Sarah Gadon will play Marks, and Kerr Logan will portray her alleged accomplice, a stable boy named James McDermott. The six-part mini-series also stars Anna Paquin and Paul Gross as her victims and Zachary Levi in an yet-to-be-announced role.
Produced in partnership with the CBC, Alias Grace will premiere in Canada on September 25, and debut on Netflix shortly after that.
See the first images from the series below:
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