ALIAS GRACE WORLD PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 25 ON CBC

May 18, 2017

Produced by Halfire Entertainment, ALIAS GRACE first look now available at cbc.ca/aliasgrace

Miniseries will stream globally outside of Canada on Netflix fall 2017

Toronto, Canada – CBC today announced the world premiere of ALIAS GRACE (6 x 60) on Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC. A first look at the highly anticipated miniseries from Halfire Entertainment is now available at cbc.ca/aliasgrace. ALIAS GRACE will stream globally outside of Canada on Netflix in fall 2017 following the CBC premiere.

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 WaltzAway from Her) and directed by Mary Harron (American PsychoI 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).

Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks in ALIAS GRACE, courtesy of CBC/Netflix (Photo Credit: Sabrina Lantos)

ALIAS GRACE stars Sarah Gadon (Indignation, 11.22.63); Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolf Hall); Anna Paquin (True Blood, Bellevue); Paul Gross (Hyena Road, Due South); Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle); Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, London Irish); Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled); and David Cronenberg.

A CBC and Netflix original production, ALIAS GRACE is produced by Halfire Entertainment, written by Sarah Polley, and directed by Mary Harron. The executive producers are Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, and Noreen Halpern. Producing alongside Polley is D.J. Carson.

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About CBC/Radio-Canada

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About Halfire Entertainment

Halfire Entertainment was founded in 2013 by seasoned TV executive Noreen Halpern to develop, produce, and finance television series and miniseries for the Canadian, U.S., and international marketplace. The company produces exceptionally creative and commercial programming and employs non-traditional financing resulting in straight-to-series orders.  Current projects include the CBC and Netflix original co-production Alias Grace, written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.  The six-part mini-series premiers September 25 on CBC and globally on Netflix later this fall. 

PUBLICITY CONTACTS:

CBC

Elizabeth Reid, 416.205.2665, elizabeth.reid@cbc.ca

Netflix

Shannon Buck, 213.532.4131, shannonb@netflix.com

Free Publicity for Halfire Entertainment

Gabrielle Free, 416.220.0201, gabfree.publicity@gmail.com