TVLine Items: Alias Grace Casts 11.22.63 Star, Top Gear USA Stalls and More

Sarah Gadon, the female lead of Hulu’s time travel series 11.22.63, is set to live even further back in the past, as the star of Netflix’s upcoming Alias Grace miniseries, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name.

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Alias Grace centers around the true story and controversial conviction of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who becomes a Canadian domestic servant and is later sentenced to prison for the murders of her employer and his housekeeper in 1843.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported on the casting.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well… 

* History has cancelled Top Gear USA after six seasons, co-host Rutledge Wood confirmed on Facebook. The last episode of the automotive reality show airs Tuesday, June 28, though BBC Worldwide is searching for another network to pick up the series.

* The Season 3 premiere of NBC’s Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which Dancing with the Stars alum Julianne Hough is set to guest on, is being pushed from July to August.

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is set to star in Showtime’s six-part series Guerrilla as Jas Mitra, one half of the lead couple that is fighting against a social injustice in 1971 London. 

* Disney Channel’s Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) has joined the cast of NBC’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, as the oldest child of the Parton family, Variety reports.

* Pivot has released a teaser for Season 2 of Dennis Quad’s horror-drama Fortitude, set to return in January 2017.

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  1. iHeart says:

    yes Sarah Gadon has come a long way from Total Drama Island (she voiced Beth)

  2. gcw07 says:

    Disappointed about Top Gear US. It didn’t help that History waited a year and a half between seasons. Actually I have liked this season of the US version over this season of the original.

  3. LaDonna says:

    My hubby and teenage daughter are going to go into mourning about Top Gear USA. It’s their weekly bonding hour. They both spend the whole hour laughing their heads off, and it’s one hour a week I don’t have to force her to spend time with her parents! HISTORY and BBC WORLDWIDE, you’re killing our family hour! How sad!!