TV: Alias Grace; Eligible

Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming six-part limited series Alias Grace, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Variety reported that the trailer introduces Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), "who explains she has been an inmate for 15 years. She, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), has been accused of the infamous 1843 double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin)."

The miniseries, which also stars Zachary Levi and Edward Holcroft, was written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron. It streams on Netflix November 3. 


ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Eligible, a series based on Curtis Sittenfeld's book Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice. The deal "comes from Sherri Cooper Landsman & Jennifer Levin, developers of the CW's Beauty & the Beast, and I. Marlene King, who developed and ran Freeform's flagship drama series Pretty Little Liars. Warner Bros TV, where King is based, is the studio," Deadline reported.

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