Alias Grace, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name, will be available for streaming on Netflix globally from November 3. The six-hour miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks, an Irish migrant who works as a domestic help in Canada, and who becomes a co-accused in the double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery. The novel was inspired by real events.

“If there has been a crime, people want a guilty person,” Marks, played by Sarah Gadon, says in the trailer. “Rightly or wrongly, it does not matter.”

The miniseries, also starring Zachary Levi and Edward Holcroft, has been directed by Mary Harron and is written and produced by Sarah Polley. It was aired on the CBC Television network in September.


The Alias Grace miniseries comes months after another Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, was adapted as a TV series and released on streaming service Hulu in April.