The Staircase

The Staircase

The Staircase

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2013-01-07
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 10
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99


When an accused murderer gives a film crew complete access to his life, anything can happen. One of the most critically acclaimed real-life dramas of its time, THE STAIRCASE is a suspenseful and addictive original series. Follow the high profile trial of North Carolina author Michael Peterson, who was arraigned in 2001 for killing his wife after her body was discovered in a pool of blood on the stairway of the couple's home. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down the stairs, or was it cold-blooded murder? The twists and turns will keep you guessing and two all-new chapters will shed light on whether this is the most shocking crime - or coincidence - of the 21st century.


Title Time Price
1 Chapter 1: Crime or Accident? 47:11 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Chapter 2: Secrets and Lies 46:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Chapter 3: A Striking Coincidence 47:12 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Chapter 4: A Prosecution Trickery 45:15 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Chapter 5: A Weak Case 48:13 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Chapter 6: The Prosecution's Revenge 48:28 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Chapter 7: The Blowpoke Returns 49:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Chapter 8: The Verdict 51:29 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Chapter 9: Last Chance - Reopening the C 45:16 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
10 Chapter 10: Last Chance - Final Appeal 45:12 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • A little like an accident on the highway. . .

    By PRisSinking
    I watched the first episode the The Staircase when iTunes offered it as a free download. The truth is that it sat on my iPad for weeks before I finally decided to watch it. I have to admit that this is the kind of show that I didn't want to enjoy, but once I started watching it I just couldn't turn my head away. There are tons of "true crime" shows out there, but I found this one to be particularly compelling because the people are so interesting. Notice that I didn't say "likeable." In fact, very few people in this series are likeable--and many of them are just odd (a year after the accident, and the blood was never cleaned up?) and Michael Peterson strikes me as a huge megalomaniac. The fact that the prosecution team is alternatively arrogant and imcompetent (sometimes both simultaneously), made the "story" facinating to watch. I'm not saying that this show is for everyone, but if you are interested in the law (or legal corruption), this is an interesting case. One word of warning--there is no violence in this series, but there are some exceptionally graphic images of the crime (including the corpse). If things like that bother you, you may want to steer clear.