What Is The Plot Of The Staircase?
Based on a true story, the long-awaited series follows the story of Michael Peterson, an American novelist who was convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen, in their North Carolina home.
In December 2001, Peterson called police to claim that Kathleen had fallen down the stairs in their house, a version of events that authorities did not believe. Instead, they drew the conclusion that Peterson actually bludgeoned his wife to death with a blow poke. What followed was an investigation that saw him convicted in court in 2003.
While the account of events seems relatively straightforward, the story is anything but. Jam-packed with twists, turns, small-town bigotry and a suspiciously similar death in Germany, the true story is far from dull. True crime fans may recall previous on-screen adaptations of the case, in particular Netflix's 2018 documentary that taught viewers more about hard-hitting facts—and an obscure owl theory—compared to this adaptation.
Who Is Cast In The Staircase?
As per every streaming service must-watch, HBO's The Staircase is set to boast an impressive line up of famous faces. Leading the cast is Australia's own Toni Collette (Hereditary, Muriel's Wedding) as Kathleen, as well as Colin Firth (Love Actually) as Michael Peterson, as per Deadline.
As for who is joining the two on-screen, information on the rest of the cast is still rather slim but a stellar lineup is surely on its way.
When Can We Watch The Staircase?
As for when The Staircase will be released, there has been no confirmed date yet but HBO acquired the series in March, so we're hoping to have an update on the status soon.