Deadline details, “The eight-episode series of Christine director Antonio Campos and American crime story writer Maggie Cohn explore the life of Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen (Toni Collette). Campos directs six of the eight episodes.
The docuseries are titled “The Staircase” because Peterson claims his wife Kathleen fell down the stairs of their house, although many believe he actually clubbed her to death.
« The staircase has haunted me ever since I watched the brilliant documentary years ago. I couldn’t be more excited and honored to help Antonio and Maggie bring their vision to life as we show new sides to this complex and intense story, ”said Janiak.
The cast of the series also includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey, Odessa Young, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Sophie Turner, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tim Guinea.