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Watch ALIAS GRACE trailer, a Margaret Atwood and Netflix killer combination


The Handmaid Tale's made everyone think twice about totalitarian systems and the dark scenario that's always just a feet away from current reality. Based on Margaret Atwood's novel, the show brought to our attention a good example of quality television. The series premiere was Hulu's most-watched ever and the show took home 13 Emmy nominations. Now, another Margaret Atwood TV adaptation is on its way, and this time it's from Netflix. Directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho), Alias Grace is based on Atwood's 1996 historical fiction novel of the same name and follows the 19th-century case of accused murderess Grace Marks.

After serving 15 years in prison, Grace is sent to work as a servant for the prison's governor. Since Grace is unable to remember any details about the deaths of her employer Thomas Kinner and his housekeepers, members of the nearby Methodist church believe Grace was wrongfully convicted. Hoping to prove her innocence, the minister hires a psychologist to dissect Grace's dreams and childhood memories. What follows is a nail-biting mystery, in which both the audience and Grace's supporters are unsure if she is a calculating, cold-blooded killer or the victim of a sexist and unjust system. (via Vice)

In the enticing new trailer, Grace takes pride in being a Victorian feminist.

"I think of all the things that have been written about me," narrates Marks of herself in the clip. "That I am an inhuman female demon. That I am an innocent victim of a blaggard, forced against my will and in danger of my own life. That I am cunning and devious. How can I be all of these different things at once?"

She then adds, "I'd rather be a murderess than a murderer — if those are the only choices."

The six-hour miniseries is written and produced by Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley (who directed the Michelle Williams-led romance Take This Waltz). The adaptation was announced by Polley all the way back in 2012 and was originally intended to be a feature film. The show's credits introduce a collaboration between Canadian Broadcasting Company and Netflix. The show will premiere on CBC on September 25 and then stream internationally on Netflix on November 2.

It won't be the first time CBC has explored the life of Grace Marks. Prior to writing her novel, Atwood wrote the screenplay for the 1974 CBC television film about the Marks case, The Servant Girl.

Check out the trailer below.

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