CBC sets premiere for Alias Grace

Sarah Polley's small-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel will bow on the pubcaster and Netflix this fall.
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CBC has set Sept. 25 as the premiere date for its six-part miniseries Alias Grace.

The hour-long drama, adapted for the small screen by Sarah Polley from Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same name, will air on the pubcaster on Monday at 9 p.m.

Outside of Canada, the series will premiere on Netflix at some point in fall 2017, though the streamer has not yet specified exactly when the show will bow. The Netflix premiere, however, will come after the miniseries premieres on CBC.

Produced by Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, Alias Grace went to camera last year throughout Ontario and stars Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant and domestic servant who finds herself accused of the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper (Anna Paquin).

Executive producers are Polley, Halpern and Mary Harron, who directs the series. Producing alongside Polley, is D.J. Carson.

The miniseries also stars Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Anna Paquin (True BloodBellevue), Paul Gross (Hyena Road), Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle), Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones), Zachary Levi (Chuck) and David Cronenberg.