Netflix has released the trailer of its upcoming documentary The Staircase, which is all set to release on June 8.
The Staircase follows the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was granted unusual access to the case immediately following Kathleen’s death in 2001 in Durham, North Carolina. Her husband, Michael, a local public figure and successful novelist, quickly becomes the prime suspect. The brand new episodes of this true crime phenomenon will air alongside the original series.
De Lestrade’s cameras were on hand to capture every moment of this extraordinary story from arrest to verdict, following in intimate detail Peterson’s home, the family and his defense team as it considered its strategic options. The Staircase is produced by What’s Up Films, directed by Jean-Xavier and produced by Matthieu Belghiti and Allyson Luchak.
The Staircase streams on Netflix June 8th.
Watch the trailer here: