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The full trailer for HBO Max’s new limited true-crime drama The Staircase, which will premiere May 5 along with the first three episodes, has been revealed.
The Staircase, a limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette, is based on the case of Michael Peterson. The death of Peterson’s wife, Kathleen, in 2001 made headlines and a documentary, also titled The Staircase, but the tragedy is now told in narrative form.
The Staircase joins a long list of true-crime and con-art themed shows that have recently aired on television, including Pam & Tommy, Inventing Anna, The Thing About Pam and others. Despite featuring an Oscar winner and an Emmy winner,
The staircase: release date
The Staircase will premiere on HBO Max on Thursday, May 5 in the US and other countries where the streaming service is available. From May 5, UK audiences will be able to watch The Staircase on Sky TV and the NOW streaming service.
The staircase: intrigue
The limited drama, which is based on a true story, “explores the life of Michael Peterson, his expansive North Carolina family, and the bizarre murder of his wife, Kathleen Peterson,” according to the logline.
In 2001, Peterson was charged with Kathleen’s murder. Initially, he claimed she died after tumbling down the stairs while disoriented by a cocktail of alcohol and valium. The autopsy report, however, refutes Peterson’s claims, concluding that she died from multiple injuries. Several blows to the back of his head with a blunt object were among them.
The staircase: distribution
Michael Stuhlbarg, Juliette Binoche, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Guinee, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Odessa Young, Parker Posey and Vincent Vermignon star in The Staircase, which also stars Oscar winner Colin Firth as of Michael and acclaimed actress Toni Collette as Kathleen.
Antonio Campos (The Devil All the Time, The Sinner) and Maggie Cohn (American Crime Story), who also serve as showrunners, wrote and directed The Staircase. The Max Original is an HBO Max and Annapurna Television co-production, with Campos and Cohn serving as executive producers.
The Staircase: Trailer
The Staircase trailer, which you can watch below, teases the aftermath of Kathleen Peterson’s untimely death. It depicts a complex family drama that unfolds in the heart of a murder investigation, as family members turn on each other in pursuit of the truth.