Alias Grace to premiere on CBC on Sept. 25

Watch the trailer for the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel.
Sarah Gadon stars as Grace Marks in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace. (Jan Thijs/CBC/Netflix)

CBC has released the trailer for the upcoming six-hour miniseries Alias Grace, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's bestselling novel. The series was written and produced by Sarah Polley, whose previous films include Take This Waltz and Away From Her.

It's not the first time Polley has adapted CanLit — Away From Her was based on a short story by Alice Munro.

Sarah Gadon stars in Alias Grace as Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant working as a servant in mid-19th century Upper Canada. Marks is accused of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear, played by Paul Gross, and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery, portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin.

The story is inspired by the real 1843 murders of Kinnear and Montgomery, for which Marks was convicted and later exonerated.

Mary Harron is directing the series. Her previous credits include American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol

The miniseries will premiere on CBC on Sept. 25, 2017.

Watch the sneak peek below.


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