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The Staircase Release date cast plot and trailer

Colin Firth and Toni Collette star Picture Tribune News Service via Getty Images The Staircase follows the fascinating truecrime story of author Michael Peterson who was convicted of killing his wife Kathleen when she was discovered dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs in his mansion. In December 2001 successful novelist Peterson called 911 to report that his wife Kathleen had fallen down a set of stairs under the influence of alcohol and Valium in his sprawling North Carolina mansion in Forest Hill Durham and died.

The authorities disbelieved Petersons account of events concluding that Kathleen had been bludgeoned to death by Peterson using a blowpoke that had mysteriously gone missing from the family mansions fireplace. A French team created an initial miniseries called The Staircase documenting Petersons trial which was directed by JeanXavier de Lestrade and was released in 2004. In 20122013 Lestrade returned to film Peterson and his family covering the following developments in the case which were released in a twohour special.

Three extra episodes were then made for Netflix and the whole 13episode series was released on the streaming site as one series. Michael Peterson was imprisoned for the murder of his wife Kathleen Picture Tribune News Service via Getty Images Colin Firth stars in the dramatisation as Michael Peterson Picture Gareth CattermoleGetty Images for Warner Bros. Now executive producers Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn have written an eightpart dramatisation that will be released on Sky Now and HBO – and heres everything we know about it.
When is The Staircase released?

The former home of novelist Michael Peterson ? the home where Kathleen Peterson died in 2001 and the home featured in the Netflix documentary series ?The Staircase? ? is once again up for sale. The 9372squarefoot house on a sprawling 3.4acre lot in the heart of Durham is listed for sale at $1.9 million. That?s in line with the tax value of the home listed by the Durham County Tax Administration at $1937733. Tax records show that the current owner is Biond Fury a clairvoyant and medium from New York. The five bedroom mansion built in 1940 has become a point of interest for truecrime devotees and viewers of the popular Netflix documentary series ?The Staircase.? A large portion of the first eight episodes of ?The Staircase? were set at the Peterson home. Michael Peterson told police he was sitting by the pool at 1810 Cedar St. on the night of Dec. 9 2001 and when he went inside around 230 a.m. he found his wife at the bottom of a back staircase where she bled to death. The Staircase
Michael Peterson was imprisoned for the murder of his wife Kathleen Picture Netflix

The Staircase will be released exclusively on NOW and Sky on May 5 and it will be available to watch in all Sky markets including the UK Ireland Italy Germany Austria & Switzerland. It will also be released on HBO Max in the United States. Who is in the cast of The Staircase? toni collette kathleen peterson the staircase
Toni Collette stars alongside Colin as Kathleen Peterson Picture Neilson BarnardGetty Images The Staircase boasts a stellar cast and will star Bafta and Oscar winner Colin Firth as Michael Peterson alongside Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson.

Sophie Turner also stars as Michaels adopted daughter Margaret Ratliff Patrick Schwarzenegger stars as Todd Peterson Odessa Young takes on the role of Martha Ratliff and Olivia DeJonge as Caitlin Atwater. Dane DeHaan takes on Petersons other son Clayton. Other big names include Juliette Binoche as Sophie Brunet Rosemarie DeWitt as Candance Zamperini Tim Guinee as Bill Peterson Vincent Vermignon as JeanXavier de Lestrade and Parker Posey as Freda Black.

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