The Handmaid’s Tale may have left our screens for now, but that doesn’t mean Margaret Atwood fans should despair.
An adaptation of her 1996 novel Alias Grace has been in production since last year, and a new trailer released Friday (September 8) gives us a longer look at the 1840s murder mystery before its debut on Netflix this fall.
It shows Sarah Gadon (11.22.63) in the eponymous role of Grace Marks, the real-life Canadian maid accused and convicted of murdering her employers in 1843. She claims she has amnesia and can’t remember anything about the crime, leading some to suggest she was merely a witness to the crimes — though her increasingly creepy stares in this trailer do give us cause to wonder.
Of course, those who’ve read the book know it’s not so much a whodunit as a didshedoit?, and, if this trailer is anything to go by, the small screen adaptation will be every bit as brooding and inscrutable.
Also visible in the trailer are Kingsman: The Secret Service star Edward Holcroft playing a young doctor obsessed with Grace and her case, and True Blood‘s Anna Paquin and Due South‘s Paul Gross, who play her employers and alleged victims.
We also briefly see Zachary Levi (Chuck) as Jeremiah Pontelli, the strange, mystical figure who warns Grace she’s “surrounded by dangers” while working as a maid.
What does it all mean? Is Grace guilty or not? Prepare to be perplexed when all six parts of Alias Grace debut on Netflix from November 3.
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