(May 23, 2017 – Toronto, ON) CBC has announced the launch date for the mini-series, Alias Grace. Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, Alias Grace is written and produced by Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away from Her) and directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol).The 6-part mini-series will have its world premiere on Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and will stream globally outside of Canada on Netflix in the fall of 2017 following its CBC premiere.
It is the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon, pictured), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who — along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) — finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). there cast members include British actors Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolf Hall) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, London Irish); American actor Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled); Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle) and David Cronenberg.
A CBC and Netflix original production, Alias Grace is produced by Halfire Entertainment. The executive producers are Sarah Polley, Mary Harron and Noreen Halpern. Producing alongside Polley is D.J. Carson.