The Michael Peterson family has always been friendly. His children from his first marriage had long been accustomed to their stepmother, loved her and enjoyed spending time together. Kathleen was a good person who skillfully took care of both her own and Michael’s children. But one day, grief overtook their family, and dirty secrets that had been dormant until now crawled out…
“The Staircase ss 2”: release date, announcement
The continuation of the crime drama “The Staircase” has not been announced, since from the very beginning the showrunners planned to tell the story in a mini-series format.
Many years ago, Michael served in the war. While driving, he had an accident and injured his leg. Since then, many years have passed — during this time, Peterson managed to achieve a good social position and even tried to run for the local mayor’s office. But before the election, he told a story that later denigrated him and snatched victory literally out of his hands.
In a campaign interview, Michael mentioned that he had injured his leg in combat. Meticulous journalists decided to find out in detail how things were, and when it became known that the leg was not injured on the battlefield, they began to pester Peterson. And it seems to be such a trifle, but the attribution of merits that do not belong to him pushed voters away from Michael.
However, Peterson also had other activities that brought in income. This allowed him, Kathleen and their children to live in a huge house without needing anything, and then successfully send the youngest children to college. On one of the days when no one was at home, Michael stayed in the yard. Kathleen said she had gone to bed and he was in no hurry to go into the house.
But when it was time for Michael to go to bed, at the foot of the stairs he found the bloodied body of his wife. When Peterson called the emergency services, Kathleen was still breathing, but before the arrival of doctors, she died. Deciding that his wife had fallen down the stairs, he told the arriving police about it. It soon becomes clear to Michael that he is the prime suspect in the death of the woman he loves.
Freda, who works in the jury, was of the same opinion. She asks to meet the sisters of Kathleen, whom she invites to see shocking photos. On them, men copulate with other men. According to Freda, that evening the victim found these photos and demanded an explanation from her husband, and he killed her in a fit of anger.
Injuries on the woman’s body speak of a violent death. Kathleen fought for her life with the last of her strength, but was never able to defeat the attacker. After the autopsy, it becomes clear that she was beaten, inflicting many wounds to the back of the head — falling down the stairs has nothing to do with her injuries. Michael has to hire the best lawyer to prove his innocence for a murder he didn’t commit…
Actors and their roles
- Michael Peterson — head of the family; demanding of the youngest son, while communicating much more positively with other children; adored his wife; worried about the inability to become mayor; after the tragedy, he hired the best lawyer, who, according to him, is hired when “you are really to blame for something” — Colin Firth.
- David Rudolf — an excellent lawyer; approaches the matter as responsibly as possible and requires colossal money for his services; before meeting with clients, he studies with the help of attorneys how their affairs are – Michael Stuhlbarg.
- Todd — Michael’s youngest son; together with the girl drunk returned home from the Christmas party, then both learned about the tragedy; worries about his father more than others and tries to spend more time with him — Patrick Schwarzenegger.
- Margaret — red-haired beauty, daughter of Michael; shy girl; goes to study and is there at the moment when her stepmother is killed — Sophie Turner.
- Yes, you were not mistaken in your guesses — Patrick Schwarzenegger is indeed the son of the eminent Arnold. Since 2006, the guy has starred in more than 276 projects and successfully continues to develop in the film industry. Patrick was born in 1993 and from an early age was passionate about acting.
- The TV series “The Staircase” is based on a true story. In 2003, American writer Michael Peterson was convicted of the murder of his wife Kathleen. This lawsuit became one of the longest in the history of North Carolina.
- Initially, another actor was approved for the main role of Michael Peterson — the popular and talented Harrison Ford. However, for unknown reasons, he was later replaced by Colin Firth.
- Filming of the TV show started in June 2021 and lasted 6 months. The main locations were chosen in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Staircase Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
|2x07||Series 7||not announced|
|2x08||Series 8||not announced|