The Staircase first look at photos of Colin Firth in true crime drama

A First Look at Colin Firth in the New Drama Series Adaptation of a True Crime Documentary The staircase has been unveiled.

The HBO Max limited series will see the Oscar-winning actor star as Michael Peterson, alongside Toni Collette, who plays Michael’s wife, Kathleen Peterson, with a premiere scheduled for the spring.

In one photo, we see the character pair as they hold each other in an embrace, while another photo shows them overseeing a dinner party.

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Peterson was convicted in 2003 of murdering his wife after she was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their home, although the conviction was reduced to intentional homicide in 2017.

“It’s a project I’ve been working on in one way or another since 2008,” said Antonio Campos, executive producer alongside American crime historyit is Maggie Cohn and directing a few episodes, previously said.

“It’s been a long and winding road, but it was worth the wait to be able to find partners like HBO Max, Annapurna, co-showrunner Maggie Cohn and the incredible Colin Firth to dramatize such a complex true story.”

colin firth as michael peterson, the staircase

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The staircaseThe adaptation of has been in the works for several years, and Harrison Ford was reportedly attached at one point to play the role of Michael Peterson.

The original documentary series premiered in 2004, before sparking new interest when it was added to Netflix in 2018 with three new episodes in addition to the existing 10.

The staircase will air on HBO Max in the United States. A UK air date has yet to be confirmed.

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