The Staircase

2004
13 episodes
1 season
78user score

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. "The staircase" is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller.

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Season

Season 2

ended

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Season 1

13 episodes
Oct 7, 2004

Accident or murder? After the mysterious death of his wife, author Michael Peterson watches his life go under the microscope.

Casting
Michael Peterson
Himself
David Rudolf
Himself
Ron Guerette
Himself
Tom Maher
Himself
Bill Peterson
Himself
Networks
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Content rating
TV-14
19
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