Hot off the critical acclaim for the TV version of Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale”, CBC has released the first trailer for the next Atwood adaptation, “Alias Grace”.
The six-part miniseries — which will air on Netflix in the U.S. — is directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”), and produced and written by Sarah Polley (“Away from Her”), based on Atwood’s novel about a series of murders that took place during 1843 in Upper Canada.
“The six-hour miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who — along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) — finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin),” reads CBC’s synopsis.
Other stars in the highly anticipated project include Rebecca Liddiard (“Houdini & Doyle”); Zachary Levi (“Chuck”, “Tangled”); and actor/director David Cronenberg.
“Alias Grace” premieres on Sept. 25.