If You Love ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Then You’ll Love Its Murderous Canadian Cousin ‘Alias Grace’
Bummed that The Handmaid's Tale goes on hiatus next month? Us, too. Good thing the sneak peak trailer for the next Margaret Atwood adaptation, Alias Grace, just dropped. Hint: Bonnets are still very much en vogue.
Netflix and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) are bringing Atwood's novel Alias Grace to life in a vivid period TV series.
Set in the late 1900s in Upper Canada, the Alias Grace plot revolves around a domestic servant named Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon). Grace, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), is convicted of the murders of wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Sentenced to life in prison, her celebrity as an enigmatic (alleged) murderess grows and she's eventually exonerated 30 years later.
Directed by Sarah Polley, the miniseries packs just as much of a girl-power punch as The Handmaid's Tale, and we can't wait to sink our Atwood-obsessed teeth in.
Alias Grace premieres September 25 on CBC and is expected to drop on Netflix in fall 2017.