ATTENTION, The Handmaid’s Tale fans! There’s another Margaret Atwood television adaptation heading your way — and if the teaser trailer is any indication, it’s going to be just as intriguing, dramatic, and female-centric.
Alias Grace is an upcoming six-hour Netflix mini-series (aka our binge-watching dream). It follows the life of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant and servant who is convicted of brutally killing her employer and his housekeeper.
But not everything is what meets the eye.
It’s clear from the teaser for Alias Grace that there’s a whole lot more going on in this murder case than a simple whodunit.
Making things even more intriguing (and spooky), Atwood based her book on real-life events.
While full details behind the real story are still generally unknown, Grace Marks was a real 16-year-old maid who was sentenced to life in prison in the 1840s for a double murder. Stablehand James McDermott was also convicted, and was hanged.
The story caught Atwood’s attention, both for its salaciousness and its commentary about class and women.
We can’t wait to get the the bottom of the case ourselves, come Alias Grace’s release November 3rd.