If you recognize the title Michael Peterson, t’s most likely not since you’ve learn one in every of his novels. As a substitute, Peterson’s declare to infamy is his sensational trial close to the flip of the twenty first century for the homicide of his spouse, Kathleen Peterson. Extremely, Peterson allowed a French documentary crew to file him and his household within the aftermath of the homicide cost. Now, HBO Max is dramatizing the story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson in a brand new miniseries known as The Staircase.
Within the first trailer for The Staircase, Michael discovers the physique of his spouse on the backside of the staircase with head trauma. Nonetheless, suspicion quickly turns to Michael himself attributable to some sordid particulars in his private life coming to mild. Regardless, Michael is so satisfied that he shall be discovered harmless that he opens up his household to extra scrutiny from outsiders.
Colin Firth and Toni Collette headline the miniseries as Michael and Kathleen Peterson, respectively. Rosemarie DeWitt additionally stars as Candace Hunt Zamperini, with Juliette Binoche as Sophie Brunet, Parker Posey as Freda Black, Cullen Moss as Jim Hardin, Sophie Turner as Margaret Ratliff, Odessa Younger as Martha Ratliff, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Todd Peterson, Dane DeHaan as Clayton Peterson, Olivia DeJonge as Caitlin Atwater, Michael Stuhlbarg as David Rudolf, Tim Guinee as Invoice Peterson, Joel McKinnon Miller as Larry Pollard, Vincent Vermignon as Jean-Xavier, and Frank Feys as Denis Poncet.
Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn created and developed The Staircase for tv. The primary three episodes will premiere on HBO Max on Could 5. The 5 remaining episodes shall be launched weekly.