News This new Margaret Atwood TV series makes a vital point about women in the spotlight

Back in September, we were excited to hear another of Margaret Atwood’s books was in line for a TV series, but that was before The Handmaid’s Tale actually hit our screens and totally upped the ante for Atwood adaptations.

Now we have big hopes for Netflix’s Alias Grace – and the newly released teaser trailer for the six-part miniseries has definitely cranked up the intrigue.

It also reveals that, as with The Handmaid’s Tale, action will focus on how society views and treats women.

Written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, Alias Grace is based on the novel of the same name, telling the story of poor Irish servant Grace Marks, who – along with a stable hand – is convicted of the murder of their employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper in Canada in 1843.

The story is based on real-life events, and the adaptation stars Sarah Gadon as Marks, and Anna Paquin as the housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery.

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