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Who has two thumbs and is totally excited that Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace is coming soon to a television hear her?
That’s right. Netflix and the CBC have come together to create a six-hour miniseries of Atwood’s famous novel Alias Grace. It airs in Canada on the CBC on Monday, September 25th, and will stream globally outside of Canada on Netflix in the fall of 2017 following the CBC premiere.
Now, full disclosure, I haven’t read Alias Grace, but it has been on my to-read list for a million years. And now to see it on the small screen gives me the chance to do what I love to do, watch a tv show and then read the book and compare the two. Honestly, why every great novel isn’t turned into a TV show or movie is totally beyond me.
Anyways, I’m really looking forward to checking this one out.
Check out a first look at this highly anticipated miniseries from Halfire Entertainment available now at cbc.ca/aliasgrace.
Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, ALIAS GRACE is written and produced by Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away from Her) and directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol). 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).