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    ‘The Staircase’: How to watch the Emmy-nominated drama in SA

    Oscar winner Colin Firth and Toni Collette were nominated for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Limited Series at this year’s Emmys for the acclaimed true-crime series The Staircase is now streaming on Showmax. 


    The eight-part mini-series tells the story of Michael Peterson –  a crime novelist who was accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their home in 2001. 

    The Petersons’ story was widely publicised over the course of the 16-year judicial battle that followed. The story has already been the subject of a Peabody Award-winning docuseries of the same name – which also becomes part of the new series. 

    ‘The Staircase’ is now streaming on Showmax. Image: Supplied.

    The makers of the original documentary have criticised aspects of the show, it’s received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The Staircase was one of the Most Anticipated Series of 2022 on Rotten Tomatoes, where it has a 93% critics’ rating. 

    So, who stars in the mini-series?

    • Oscar winner Juliette Binoche 
    • Emmy nominees Sophie Turner 
    • Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Teen Choice nominee Patrick Schwarzenegger
    • MTV Movie & TV Award nominee Parker Posey 
    • BAFTA nominee Dane DeHaan 
    • Olivia DeJonge
    • Cullen Moss

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    The Staircase approaches the case from multiple perspectives, including one of the more bizarre theories around the case, which contends that an owl attack could have precipitated Kathleen’s fall. 

    “So much of it is like, ‘What?!’” said Collette. 

    “That’s the beauty of the show. You’re constantly guessing, and you fully believe in a certain idea, and then the ground falls away and you’re left wondering how you could have been so foolish,” continued Collette.

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