Airdate: Alias Grace

If you thought The Handmaid’s Tale was a one-off series from writer Margaret Atwood, think again.

Alias Grace will screen on Netflix in November and by the looks of this trailer, could be just as powerful.

The period drama is based on a true story and features Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Zachary Levi, Paul Gross and Anna Paquin.

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.

Friday 3rd November on Netflix.

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