- 27 Jul 17
A new six-hour miniseries follows the true story of Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper in 1843.
Based on Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel, Alias Grace will launch on Netflix on 3 November.
James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail.
Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.