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The Staircase

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Documentary Crime 
Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2005 - 20181 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Netflix 

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. "The staircase" is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller.The Staircase featuring Michael Peterson and David Rudolf has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix. It's a crime and documentary show with 13 episodes over 1 season. The Staircase is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (16,332 votes).

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Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson


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Season 1
13 Episodes | Netflix

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13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#574 Ranked TV Show

#23 Ranked in Documentary TV

#181 Ranked in Crime TV

#228 Ranked in TV on Netflix

The Staircase has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (16,332 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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