The Staircase: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

‘The Staircase’ is a drama mini-series about a man who is rocked by the death of his wife after she falls down a flight of stairs. He is then accused of murdering her which opens up a troubling can of worms.

Release date

‘The Staircase’ will release on HBO Max on 5 May. The first 3 episodes will be released together followed by a single episode every week until 9 June.

Cast and creators

  • Toni Collette
  • Sophie Turner
  • Colin Firth
  • Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Dane DeHaan
  • Odessa Young

Created by:  Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn


“Michael Peterson, a crime novelist, is accused of bludgeoning his wife Kathleen to death after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home.”

Other details

It is based on the 2004 true-crime docuseries of the same name created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.


The Petersons seem like a loving family full of life, but when Kathleen Peterson falls down a flight of stairs to her death it leads to a curious chain of events involving her husband, Michael Peterson.

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