Meaghan Kirby
September 08, 2017 1:39 pm
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Step aside Gone Girl, it looks like Netflix is home to the next big psychological thriller that will haunt you long after you’re done watching. Just months after Hulu’s critically acclaimed series A Handmaid’s Tale rocked the world, Netflix has us shaking in our boots with another Margaret Atwood adaptation.

The streaming platform just released a trailer for its upcoming miniseries adaptation of Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace. The mysterious new series takes place in 1843, Canada and follows convicted murderer, Grace Marks, a maid who allegedly murdered her abusive employer. Grace claims to have no recollection of the crime. In the trailer, charming young Dr. Simon Jordan tries to determine whether or not Grace is actually a murderer or just a poor amnesiac, while Grace proclaims her innocence.

It’s clear there’s something pretty sinister going on.

Despite stating her innocence, there’s something about Grace’s smile that we just can’t help but be afraid of.

Based on the trailer, it’s safe to say there is something pretty sinister going on in that Canadian village. As Zachary Levi’s psychologist,Jeremiah, attempts to unlock Grace’s missing memory, we see flashes of scenes straight out of a horror film — like, assault, headless bodies in a tree, and even Grace being locked in a coffin. At one point she even remarks that she was the only person who survived in the house. Umm, WHAT?

Sarah Gadon stars as the eerie Grace, and Edward Holcroft plays Dr. Jordan.  Anna Paquin and Paul Gross play Grace’s employer and supervisor (and alleged murder victims), Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear. The six episode season of Alias Grace will arrive on Netflix on November 3rd.

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