The Staircase
Season 1

s01e01 / 911

6th May '22 - 2:00am
911

In 2001, author and aspiring local politician Michael Peterson is charged with hug after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen.

917 have watched this episode

s01e02 / Chiroptera

6th May '22 - 3:00am
Chiroptera

While working on his defense, Michael considers an opportunity to tell his story in a documentary. Then, after learning shocking information about her stepfather, Caitlin wrestles with doubts.

815 have watched this episode

s01e03 / The Great Dissembler

6th May '22 - 3:59am
The Great Dissembler

As the DA's office attempts to solidify their case, shocking new details surface about Michael's past that threaten to derail the defense.

793 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Common Sense

13th May '22 - 3:59am
Common Sense

After an unexpected homecoming, a critical discovery rocks the Peterson household. Michael's fate hangs in the balance as the trial ends.

745 have watched this episode

s01e05 / The Beating Heart

20th May '22 - 3:59am
The Beating Heart

In the aftermath of the verdict, the Petersons struggle with the court's decision, and Michael finds solace in an unlikely friendship from thousands of miles away.

704 have watched this episode

s01e06 / Red in Tooth and Claw

27th May '22 - 3:59am
Red in Tooth and Claw

In 2006, Sophie pursues a far-fetched new theory about the night of Kathleen's death. Then, in 2017, Michael grapples with compromising his principles in exchange for his freedom.

686 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Seek and Ye Shall

3rd Jun '22 - 3:59am
Seek and Ye Shall

After a body with similar injuries to Kathleen's turns up at the county morgue, Sophie continues her quest to uncover what really happened to Kathleen. Meanwhile, Martha decides to dig into her fraught past, despite pushback from Margaret.

672 have watched this episode

s01e08 / America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time

10th Jun '22 - 3:59am
America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time

After navigating a possible retrial, a 73-year-old Michael confronts a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Martha and Margaret each share long-buried truths, and Sophie comes to terms with a revelation.

659 have watched this episode
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