Monday, January 9, 2023

The Staircase: Limited Series

 ** Warner Brothers Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy which I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own”. *

Out now on DVD and available on Digital an HBO Max is The Staircase: Limited Series which stars Oscar winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech) alongside Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Toni Collette (United States of Tara, The Sixth Sense) along with Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Dane DeHaan (The Stranger), Olivia DeJonge (The Society), Rosemarie DeWitt (Pantheon) Tim Guinee (Homeland), Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Long Road Home), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Vincent Vermignon (Chronicles of the Sun), Odessa Young (The Stand) and Parker Posey (Lost in Space).

Inspired by 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. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael’s blended family must choose whose side they’re on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth.


·         Inside the Episode Featurettes

·         Peterson Home Set Tour

·         The Art of Acting

·         Sustainable Set Tour

·         Georgia Public Locations

·         The Owl Theory



1.     911

2.     Chiroptera

3.     The Great Dissembler

4.     Common Sense

5.     The Beating Heart

6.     Red in Tooth Claw

7.     Seek and Ye Shall

8.     America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time


My Opinion: This series does have some odd twists and turns but it also has a plot line of a mystery on what the heck really happened to his wife. Truly an interesting series to say the least.


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