A First Look at ‘The Staircase’: Colin Firth Stars in HBO Max Series

The series is based on the French documentary on the story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson. Independent filmmaker Antonio Campos heads the show with Maggie Cohn.

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Stair”Based on Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s archives the same name lasted from 2004 to 2018, the stars Strait of Colin as Michael Peterson, who is being investigated for the murder of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette).

Warner Bros. ordered the handling of the 8-episode case, which is now HBO The Max Original limited series premieres spring 2022. The limited series is written and executive produced by hosts Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn. Campos also directed six of the eight episodes.

According to official diaries, “The Staircase” explores the life of Michael Peterson, his lavish North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife.

Kathleen was found in Peterson’s Durham, North Carolina, mansion at the bottom of the stairs on December 9, 2001. Marines. veteran Michael was a novelist, columnist and mayoral candidate when he was convicted of Kathleen’s murder in 2003. Prosecutors argued that Michael beat his wife to death; he claims she fell after drinking alcohol and Valium. However, an autopsy concluded Kathleen died from multiple injuries, including blows to the back of the head with a blunt object. Michael spent many years in prison before his conviction was overturned. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to murder to the charge of manslaughter and was set free with time to serve his sentence.

Rosemarie DeWitt plays Kathleen’s sister, Candace Zamperini; this will be DeWitt and Collette’s second time playing siblings, following “United States of Tara.” Sophie Turner, Dane DeHaan and Patrick Schwarzenegger play Peterson’s children, and Michael Stuhlbarg and Parker Posey star as attorneys.

Juliette Binoche, Olivia DeJonge, Tim Guinee, Vincent Vermignon and Odessa Young also star.

The original documentary won a Peabody Award in 2005, with subsequent episodes updated throughout the Peterson revelations. The full archives are available to stream on Netflix.

The Campos director’s final feature is the syndicated horror film “The Devil All the Time” for Netflix, while he previously directed the “Christine,” “Simon Killer,” and “Afterschool” directors.

“The Staircase” was co-produced by Annapurna Television for HBO Max. Previous collaborative TV credits between the production companies include David Simon and Ed Burns’ 2020 HBO limited series “The Plot Against America”.

“The Staircase” premieres on HBO Max in the spring of 2022.

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