The Staircase landed on HBO Max in the US and on Sky TV and NOW in the UK on May 5, 2022

The case of Michael Peterson is back on TV, with Colin Firth and Toni Collette starring in the limited series The Staircase. 

The Staircase joins the ranks of numerous true-crime and scammer-inspired stories that have debuted on TV recently, including the likes of Pam & Tommy, Inventing Anna, The Thing About Pam and others.

Thanks to a documentary made by a French film crew and Peterson maintaining his innocence through multiple appeals.

"Based on a true story, The Staircase explores the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson."

The show depicts the death of Kathleen Peterson, who was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of the staircase in the family’s Durham, N.C., mansion in December 2001.

An impressive ensemble has been put together for The Staircase, led by Colin Firth as Michael Peterson and Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson.

The Staircase is only available to subscribers of the streaming service. So if you want to watch The Staircase you will need to sign up for HBO Max.