Mar­garet At­wood’s Alias Grace to de­but on CBC-TV Sept. 25

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Sarah Pol­ley’s adap­ta­tion of Mar­garet At­wood’s novel “Alias Grace” will de­but on CBC-TV on Sept. 25.

The show, which will also stream out­side Canada on Net­flix in the fall, is in­spired by the true story of Grace Marks, a young Ir­ish im­mi­grant and maid who was con­victed of mur­der in Up­per Canada in 1843 but ex­on­er­ated decades later. Pol­ley wrote and pro­duced the project, which is based on At­wood’s 1996 Sco­tia­bank Giller Prize-win­ning his­tor­i­cal tale. Mary Har­ron di­rects the cast, which in­cludes Sarah Gadon in the ti­tle role. Other cast mem­bers in­clude Anna Paquin, Paul Gross and Kerr Lo­gan.

It’s yet an­other ma­jor small-screen adap­ta­tion of At­wood’s work this year, fol­low­ing the re­cent pre­mières of “The Hand­maid’s Tale” on Bravo and Hulu, and “Wan­der­ing Wenda” on CBC-TV.

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