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Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. 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, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family’s grief.

The Staircase, Season 1

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Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. 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, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family’s grief.

    • EPISODE 1

    911

    December 2001. When businesswoman and beloved mother Kathleen Peterson is found dead after reportedly falling down a flight of stairs, the unusually bloody scene leads police to focus their attention on her husband, author and aspiring local politician Michael Peterson. But while the Peterson's blended family rallies around their patriarch, the investigation quickly zeroes in on Michael's secret life, calling the couple's seemingly picture- perfect marriage into question.

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    • 1 Hour 5 Minutes

    December 2001. When businesswoman and beloved mother Kathleen Peterson is found dead after reportedly falling down a flight of stairs, the unusually bloody scene leads police to focus their attention on her husband, author and aspiring local politician Michael Peterson. But while the Peterson's blended family rallies around their patriarch, the investigation quickly zeroes in on Michael's secret life, calling the couple's seemingly picture- perfect marriage into question.

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    • 1 Hour 5 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Chiroptera

    After posting bail, Michael and his high-powered attorney David Rudolf piece together their defense, while considering an offer from Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, a French documentarian eager to profile the case. As teams of forensic experts on both sides recreate the night of Kathleen's death, Michael's children grapple with shocking new information about their father - and his stepdaughter Caitlin wrestles with her own doubts.

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    • 1 Hour 5 Minutes

    After posting bail, Michael and his high-powered attorney David Rudolf piece together their defense, while considering an offer from Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, a French documentarian eager to profile the case. As teams of forensic experts on both sides recreate the night of Kathleen's death, Michael's children grapple with shocking new information about their father - and his stepdaughter Caitlin wrestles with her own doubts.

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    • 1 Hour 5 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Great Dissembler

    In the months preceding Kathleen's death, Michael continues to lead a double life, as the Petersons contend with mounting financial woes. In 2002, while DA Jim Hardin and assistant DA Freda Black struggle to locate a key piece of evidence, a surprising coincidence from Michael's past threatens to derail the defense.

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    • 1 Hour 3 Minutes

    In the months preceding Kathleen's death, Michael continues to lead a double life, as the Petersons contend with mounting financial woes. In 2002, while DA Jim Hardin and assistant DA Freda Black struggle to locate a key piece of evidence, a surprising coincidence from Michael's past threatens to derail the defense.

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    • 1 Hour 3 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Common Sense

    In 2003, tensions rise and old wounds reopen as the Petersons' eldest son Clayton returns home, and unwittingly makes a critical discovery. Michael's fate hangs in the balance as the trial comes to a close, and years later, in 2017, his new partner Sophie reflects on the path that led her to become enmeshed in the case.

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    • 1 Hour 7 Minutes

    In 2003, tensions rise and old wounds reopen as the Petersons' eldest son Clayton returns home, and unwittingly makes a critical discovery. Michael's fate hangs in the balance as the trial comes to a close, and years later, in 2017, his new partner Sophie reflects on the path that led her to become enmeshed in the case.

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    • 1 Hour 7 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Beating Heart

    2004. In the aftermath of the verdict, Michael and his family struggle with the court's decision. In France, Jean and his producer Denis butt heads over who's side of the story they are telling, while the documentary's editor, Sophie, strikes up an unlikely friendship from thousands of miles away.

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    • 1 Hour 1 Minute

    2004. In the aftermath of the verdict, Michael and his family struggle with the court's decision. In France, Jean and his producer Denis butt heads over who's side of the story they are telling, while the documentary's editor, Sophie, strikes up an unlikely friendship from thousands of miles away.

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    • 1 Hour 1 Minute
    • EPISODE 6

    Sleep of Reason

    In 2001, an ill-fated Thanksgiving leaves Kathleen stressed and Margaret with questions about her past. Five years later, a far-fetched theory from Larry Pollard, the Petersons' former neighbor, inspires Sophie to launch her own investigation - and threatens Michael's already shaky new normal. Then, in 2017, Michael must decide whether to compromise his principles in exchange for his freedom.

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    • 59 Minutes

    In 2001, an ill-fated Thanksgiving leaves Kathleen stressed and Margaret with questions about her past. Five years later, a far-fetched theory from Larry Pollard, the Petersons' former neighbor, inspires Sophie to launch her own investigation - and threatens Michael's already shaky new normal. Then, in 2017, Michael must decide whether to compromise his principles in exchange for his freedom.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Seek and Ye Shall

    In 2001, Kathleen prepares for a Christmas to remember despite the family’s ever-mounting financial woes. Years later, Sophie continues her quest to prove Michael’s innocence after a body with similar injuries to Kathleen’s arrives in the county morgue. Meanwhile, questions about the state’s justice system surface that could turn the tides of the Peterson case, and Martha decides to dig into her fraught past, despite pushback from Margaret.

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    • 1 Hour 3 Minutes

    In 2001, Kathleen prepares for a Christmas to remember despite the family’s ever-mounting financial woes. Years later, Sophie continues her quest to prove Michael’s innocence after a body with similar injuries to Kathleen’s arrives in the county morgue. Meanwhile, questions about the state’s justice system surface that could turn the tides of the Peterson case, and Martha decides to dig into her fraught past, despite pushback from Margaret.

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    • 1 Hour 3 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    America's Sweetheart

    In 2011, the Peterson children rally around their father as David angles for a retrial. While in Durham, Martha and Margaret address long-buried truths, and Clayton bears witness to Todd’s tenuous sobriety. Six years later, in 2017, Michael faces yet another hearing that may finally answer open questions about his first trial and Kathleen’s death and Sophie comes to terms with a revelation.

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    • 1 Hour 12 Minutes

    In 2011, the Peterson children rally around their father as David angles for a retrial. While in Durham, Martha and Margaret address long-buried truths, and Clayton bears witness to Todd’s tenuous sobriety. Six years later, in 2017, Michael faces yet another hearing that may finally answer open questions about his first trial and Kathleen’s death and Sophie comes to terms with a revelation.

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    • 1 Hour 12 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Trailer

    An all new trailer for The Staircase, Season 1.

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    An all new trailer for The Staircase, Season 1.

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    • EPISODE 102

    The Staircase: Sustainable Set Tour

    Actor Tim Guinee ("Bill Peterson") breaks down how the show's HBO production team chose sustainable products from Georgia vendors for everything from set flats to solar-powered set trailers.

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    • 4 Minutes

    Actor Tim Guinee ("Bill Peterson") breaks down how the show's HBO production team chose sustainable products from Georgia vendors for everything from set flats to solar-powered set trailers.

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    • 4 Minutes
    • EPISODE 103

    The Staircase: Georgia Public Locations

    Staircase Executive Producer Carol Cuddy explores how HBO used locations in Atlanata Georgia and transformed them into the look and feel of North Caroline where the Staircase actual events took place.

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    Staircase Executive Producer Carol Cuddy explores how HBO used locations in Atlanata Georgia and transformed them into the look and feel of North Caroline where the Staircase actual events took place.

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    • EPISODE 104

    The Staircase: Inside the Episode "911"

    A look into The Staircase episode 01 "911"

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    A look into The Staircase episode 01 "911"

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    • EPISODE 105

    The Staircase: Inside the Episode "Chiroptera"

    A look into The Staircase episode 02 "Chiroptera"

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    A look into The Staircase episode 02 "Chiroptera"

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    • EPISODE 106

    The Staircase: Inside the Episode "the Great Dissembler"

    A look into The Staircase episode 03 "The Great Dissembler"

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    A look into The Staircase episode 03 "The Great Dissembler"

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    • EPISODE 107

    The Staircase: Inside the Episode "Common Sense"

    A look into The Staircase episode 04 "Common Sense"

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    A look into The Staircase episode 04 "Common Sense"

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    • EPISODE 108

    The Staircase: Peterson Home Set Tour

    Step into the Peterson home. Inspired by the location where the real-life events took place, experience an in-depth set tour of HBO Max’s The Staircase.

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    • 4 Minutes

    Step into the Peterson home. Inspired by the location where the real-life events took place, experience an in-depth set tour of HBO Max’s The Staircase.

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    • 4 Minutes
    • EPISODE 109

    Inside the Episode: The Beating Heart

    A look into The Beating Heart.

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    A look into The Beating Heart.

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    • EPISODE 110

    Inside the Episode: Red in Tooth and Claw

    A look into Red in Tooth and Claw.

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    A look into Red in Tooth and Claw.

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    • EPISODE 111

    The Owl Theory

    Toni Collette and the cast of The Staircase Discuss the owl theory.

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    Toni Collette and the cast of The Staircase Discuss the owl theory.

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    • EPISODE 112

    Inside the Episode: Seek and Ye Shall

    A look into Seek and Ye Shall.

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    A look into Seek and Ye Shall.

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    • EPISODE 113

    Inside the Episode: "America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time"

    A look into The Staircase episode 08 "America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time".

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    A look into The Staircase episode 08 "America's Sweetheart or: Time Over Time".

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