Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows the suspicious death of Kathleen Peterson and the way her husband — and number one suspect — Michael, deals with the loss. Throughout the entire case, Michael claims that his wife’s death was an accident, but her injuries just don’t match those belonging to a fall. As the case causes a rift in the family and secrets are uncovered, Michael and Kathleen’s children begin to choose sides as well. This limited series offers a look into how this tragic event tore a family apart and changed their lives forever. Also, if you’re not already intrigued, just look at this show’s all-star cast. It can’t get any better than this.
Starring: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Rosemarie DeWitt, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, Odessa Young, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tim Guinee, Vincent Vermignon
When it premieres: May 5 on HBO Max