A gripping independently produced documentary series chronicling the investigation and prosecution of a murder in North Carolina
In eight episodes totaling more than six hours, The Staircase told the riveting true story of the investigation and trial of Michael Peterson for the murder of his wife, Kathleen, and the impact on their blended family. The French production team obtained intimate access to the accused murderer, his family members, his lawyers and the trial itself in Durham, North Carolina. Even in the face of Peterson's conviction, the audience was left to ponder his guilt and the justice system.
For The Staircase: Denis Poncet, producer; Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, director; Allyson Luchak, co-producer; Isabelle Razavet, cinematographer; Yves Grasso, sound; Jocelyn Pook, composer; Sophie Brunet, Scott Stevenson, Jean-Pierre Bloc, editors.