The Staircase
1 Seasons
Mystery & Suspense

The Staircase

: This true crime limited series follows Michael Peterson and his sprawling family after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen.

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1. 911

In 2001, author and aspiring local politician Michael Peterson is charged with m...

2. Chiroptera

Michael considers an opportunity to tell his story in a documentary. After learn...

The Great Dissembler
3. The Great Dissembler

As the DA's office attempts to solidify their case, shocking new details surface...

Common Sense
4. Common Sense

After an unexpected homecoming, a critical discovery rocks the Peterson househol...

The Beating Heart
5. The Beating Heart

In the aftermath of the verdict, the Petersons struggle, and Michael finds solac...

Red in Tooth and Claw
6. Red in Tooth and Claw

In 2006, Sophie pursues a new theory about the night of Kathleen's death. In 201...

Seek and Ye Shall
7. Seek and Ye Shall

Sophie continues her quest to uncover what really happened to Kathleen. Martha d...

America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time
8. America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time

A 73-year-old Michael confronts a life-changing decision. Martha and Margaret sh...

The Staircase


Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Crime


1 Seasons Available (8 Episodes)

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About This Series

Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael’s blended family must choose whose side they’re on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family’s grief.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frank Feys, Tim Guinee, Joel Miller, Cullen Moss, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Vincent Vermignon, Odessa Young, Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn

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