The Staircase

    Accident or murder? After the mysterious death of his wife, author Michael Peterson watches his life go under the microscope.
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    Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade returns with three all-new episodes of the Peabody Award-winning series.


    The Staircase


    The Staircase

    Season 1
    Watch Crime or Accident?. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    Following his wife's suspicious death, Michael Peterson speaks about his version of the events while lawyers and expert witnesses prepare for trial.

    Watch Secrets and Lies. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    As Michael's hidden life comes out into the open, defense experts debate if it will have a significant impact on the coming trial.

    Watch A Striking Coincidence. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    The defense team is shaken when a suspicious event from the past comes to light. Later, the team visits Michael's first wife in Germany.

    Watch A Prosecution Trickery. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    As the trial looms and media attention heats up, an autopsy report's wording ruffles the feathers of the defense team.

    Watch A Weak Case. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    The prosecution presents its case while the defense strives to cast a reasonable doubt within the minds of the jury.

    Watch The Prosecution's Revenge. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    A witness brings surprising levity to the stand, the judge rules on an important matter, and Michael's alleged temper comes under scrutiny.

    Watch The Blow Poke Returns. Episode 7 of Season 1.

    Kathleen's sisters pore over Michael's writings. Jurors visit the staircase at Michael's home. A vital piece of evidence reappears.

    Watch The Verdict. Episode 8 of Season 1.

    Is Michael Peterson guilty or not guilty? The jury delivers its verdict regarding the mysterious death of his wife, Kathleen.

    Watch Reopening The Case. Episode 9 of Season 1.

    Eight years later, the possibility that a key witness for the prosecution may have misled the jury could prompt the need for a new trial.

    Watch The Last Chance. Episode 10 of Season 1.

    After more experts testify about the questionable conclusions and claims of Duane Deaver, the judge rules on whether a new trial is necessary.

    Watch Looking for Closure. Episode 11 of Season 1.

    Following two and a half years of house arrest, Michael must decide whether to push for a plea or risk his freedom with a new trial.

    Watch Between Anger and Despair. Episode 12 of Season 1.

    Their faith in the justice system forever shaken, Michael and his family discuss what they can hope to achieve by continuing the fight.

    Watch Flawed Justice. Episode 13 of Season 1.

    Michael speaks to a reporter about the reasons behind his plea. Later, Kathleen's sister delivers a statement of defiance in court.

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