A full summer of programming is still ahead of us—hello Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, Dark Matter and Orphan Black—but CBC has got us excited for the fall.
The network announced earlier today that Alias Grace debuts Monday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. on CBC. Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel and inspired by true events, the six episodes are written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron. The miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), an Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who—along with James McDermott (Kerr Logan), a stable hand—is accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).
Here’s a sneak peek gallery of some of the key cast. Are you as excited about Alias Grace as we are? Let us know in the comments below!
Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks
Kerr Logan as James McDermott
Edward Holcroft as Dr. Simon Jordan
Zachary Levi as Jeremiah and Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks
Anna Paquin as Nancy Montgomery and Paul Gross as Thomas Kinnear
Rebecca Liddiard as Mary Whitney and Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks
Alias Grace debuts Monday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC.
Images courtesy of CBC.
From Hermoine Wilson of The TV Junkies:
Link: Why iconic author Margaret Atwood is killing it on TV right now
“I think that is one of the effects that series like this can have because each one is centred on a letter and learning letters and how they fit into words of course helps children read. But I don’t think it was in my mind anyway. If your primary purpose is didactic, the story will often be boring.” Continue reading.
From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:
Link: Margaret Atwood on alliteration, new Wandering Wenda show, being a teen puppeteer
“Kids think it’s funny and when the parents read the books, they often get mixed up and kids think that’s funny too. The Bs and Ds are particularly difficult for kids with dyslexia, and the Rs are particularly difficult with some people from other countries who are learning English. So in fact the R book has been used as a teaching aide in language classes for that reason.” Continue reading.
From Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter:
Link: Sarah Gadon to star in Netflix’s Margaret Atwood drama ‘Alias Grace’
Sarah Gadon is going from Hulu to Netflix.
The Canadian actress has been tapped to topline Netflix’s Margaret Atwood drama Alias Grace, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Gabon, who most recently co-starred opposite James Franco in Hulu’s Stephen King limited series 11.22.63, will play Grace Marks in the streaming giant’s adaptation of Atwood’s award-winning novel. Continue reading.