Hot on the heels of Hulu’s critically lauded adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix is getting into the Margaret Atwood business. They have chosen to adapt Atwood’s 1996 novel, Alias Grace.
Alias Grace takes readers into the true life story of one of the most notorious women of nineteenth century Canada. Convicted for her involvement in the murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?
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