About The Staircase
Was it an accident? Or was it murder? In 2001, Michael Peterson made a 911 call that would launch one of the most stunning and complex trials of our times. Devastated that his wife had fallen to her death in their North Carolina mansion, he was utterly shocked when the District Attorney arrested him for murder. From illicit sexual activities to political intrigue and possible links to another death, the Peterson case became front-page news. This unrestricted docu-series follows the entire case from the first few days after Kathleen’s death to its unbelievable conclusion in court. And now two new episodes bring the story up to date as Peterson takes one last shot at an appeal.