God I’ve already got the heebie-jeebies just trying to watch this one.
Netflix have scored the rights to the latest adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, following the huge success of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘, with ‘Alias Grace‘, first published in 1996.
The six-part series is based on Atwood’s novel, which in turn was based loosely on the actual murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery in Canada in 1843, by their servants Grace Marks and James McDermott.
McDermott was hanged for his crimes, and Marks too was sentenced to death, but was instead committed to an asylum. She was then transferred to jail in Ontario but pardoned almost 30 years later.
The series features Sarah Gadon as Marks, as well as Edward Holcroft, Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin, with Mary Harron of American Psycho fame in the director’s chair. Oh, that’s why I got the chills. Who could ever forget this?
‘Alias Grace‘ will be out on 8 November.
Photo: Jan Thijs / Netflix.