A new series called The Staircase is coming soon to HBO Max.
See if The Staircase will become your new favorite true crime miniseries.
What is The Staircase about?
The Staircase follows Michael Peterson's murder trial after his wife, Kathleen, was found in a pool of blood at the bottom a staircase in the couple's home in 2001.
Peterson was originally found guilty in 2003, but was granted a new trial after misconduct was revealed.
In 2017, he took an Alford plea, which is a guilty plea in criminal court but the defendant asserts innocence.
He has since spoken out about a theory involving an owl killing his wife.
Since then, he has been living in Durham and written two books: Behind the Staircase and Beyond the Staircase.
The miniseries will draw on the 2018 Netflix documentary that followed the same case.
Who will star in The Staircase?
Colin Firth will play main subject Michael Peterson; the role was originally slated to be played by Harrison Ford.
Michael's late wife Kathleen will be played by Toni Collette.
Juliette Binoche will star as Sophie Brunet, the editor of The Staircase documentary.
One of the prosecutors in Michael's case, Freda Black, will be played by Parker Posey.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner will appear as one of Michael's adopted daughters, Margaret Ratliff.
The last cast member to be revealed is Rosemarie DeWitt, who will play Candace Hunt Zamperini, Kathleen's sister and a huge critic of Michael.
When does The Staircase come out?
No release date has been set for the miniseries.
The Staircase will be available for streaming on HBO Max.
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