The Staircase

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True-crime series The Staircase is the culmination of 16 years' worth of work for filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. This series tells the story of Michael Peterson, a novelist living in North Carolina who was put on trial for the murder of his wife Kathleen. Peterson insists that Kathleen fell down the staircase in their home, but ends up spending eight years in jail, despite the best efforts of his lawyer. The trial that followed was full of twists and kooky theories.