Following the huge success of the adaptation of Atwood's feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale on the American streaming service Hulu, and its subsequent arrival on Channel 4, Netflix has jumped on to the Atwood bandwagon with the announcement of its own miniseries based on Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace.
From the look of the trailer, Alias Grace is going to be just as dramatic and female-centric as The Handmaid's Tale was.
It follows the story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant and servant, convicted for the murder of Thomas Kenner and his pregnant housekeeper-mistress Nancy Montgomery in 1984.
Atwood, master of creepiness, based her book on real-life events. Although the full details are unknown, Grace Marks was a real 16-year-old maid who was sentenced to life in prison for double murder in 1840s. The stablehand, James McDermott, was also convicted and hanged.
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|What||New trailer for Alias Grace: Netflix releases its own Margaret Atwood adaptation|
|Where||UK Netflix | MAP|
03 Nov 17 – 31 Jan 18, 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM