A new Margaret Atwood TV adaptation is coming to our screen. Netflix just dropped the first trailer to its upcoming miniseries Alias Grace, and it is terrifying.
Atwood’s historical-fiction novel is based on true events and centers on Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who is accused and convicted of murdering her employers in 1843. Played by Sarah Gadon, the trailer reveals that Marks claims not to have any recollection of the crime. However, even though she claims to have amnesia, the trailer also shows just how creepy the character is, so perhaps the opposite may be true.
Also starring in the small screen adaptation is Edward Holcroft, who plays a young doctor obsessed with Marks. The apparently abusive employers and alleged victims are played by Anna Paquin and Paul Gross. The trailer also glimpses over the character of Jeremiah Pontelli, played by Zachary Levi, who warns Marks while still working as a maid that she is “surrounded by danger.”
If the adaptation of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is anything to go by, Netflix’s Alias Grace will be another critically praised series, premiering November 3.