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Alias GraceAlias Grace
CBC, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843. 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.The mini is inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on Margaret Atwood's novel.


The Good Lord BirdThe Good Lord Bird
Showtime, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In the 1850s, a group of Kansas freedom fighters led by radical abolitionist John Brown and a young slave, travel across the United States in an effort to end slavery. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride.


The Little Drummer GirlThe Little Drummer Girl
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Based on the le Carré bestseller, the six-part drama is set in the 1970s as a young, brilliant actress prepares for her ultimate role in the theater of the real, and against the backdrop of rising tensions in the Middle East. The series promises high-stakes international intrigue, love and betrayal. The book was published in 1983.


PanicPanic
Prime Video, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Based on Lauren Oliver's New York Times best-selling novel, Panic brings viewers to a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money - and a chance to escape. Anonymous judges force the players through a series of challenges that will compel them to confront their deepest fears - and upend their ideas of who they are, who to trust, and who they might become. This year, 47 players will compete for the biggest pot ever. All of them will be changed. Only one will win.


The CallingThe Calling
Peacock, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Based on the Dror A. Mishani novel "The Missing File." It tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.


The White QueenThe White Queen
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

This is described as a tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.


Five Days at MemorialFive Days at Memorial
Apple TV+, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

"Five Days at Memorial" chronicles the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in a New Orleans hospital. Based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink, the show will explore the moral and ethical quandaries characters are forced into during the ordeal.


My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant Friend
RaiUno, 2018 On Hiatus | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.9/5

My Brilliant Friend is a story about the strength of female friendship. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story thus begins and goes on to cover over 60 years of their lives, trying to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and - in a way - her best friend and her worst enemy.


BackstromBackstrom
FOX, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

An American crime drama series based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson and developed by Bones executive producer Hart Hanson. The series stars Rainn Wilson as the lead.


Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness, this show is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.


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