Anna Paquin joins ensemble cast of Netflix's 'Alias Grace'

August 16, 2016 7:15 PM

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TORONTO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- True Blood icon Anna Paquin has signed on to play Nancy Montgomery in the screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace, Netflix announced Tuesday.

Written and produced by Sarah Polley, the six-hour miniseries is based on the true story of Grace Marks, the 19th-century woman convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper/lover Montgomery. Filming is now underway in Ontario.

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