Synopsis: “Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel. The six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.”
Damn, Netflix – you love telling some snake-fuckingly-crazy stories! But that is why so many people pay for that precious, precious Netflix subscription.
This show is directed by Mary Harron (who directed the iconic 2000 film American Psycho before going on to direct episodes from some of TV’s more interesting shows: Six Feet Under, The Following, Big Love, the L Word) and is based on the Margaret Atwood novel (the recent Hulu show The Handmaiden’s Tale is also based on her work).
So the CV on this show is pretty impressive already, but when you see the trailer it drives home the idea that Netflix let’s creators actually execute their version relatively unfettered. There’s something especially unsettling about that trailer – the way the visual come at you in such a disorienting manner really parallels what Grace Marks is probably going through.
Netflix appears to have another creator-driven potential hit on their hands with this one and we’re definitely looking forward to checking it out on Netflix starting November 3rd.
Check out the trailer for Alias Grace and let us know what you think on Twitter @official_FAN