"The Staircase," the granddaddy of true crime docu-series, is ready for its third act on Netflix.
The 2004 series made by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade followed the twists and turns of the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson after she was found dead at the bottom of the titular staircase.
Lestrade followed Peterson and his family from arrest to the jury's guilty verdict. If you thought "Making a Murderer" was gripping, "The Staircase" is electrifying.
Peterson was convicted and sent to prison in 2003, but released in 2011 when it was revealed that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation gave misleading information during the case. He is currently under house arrest.
Lestrade made a two-episode follow-up to "The Staircase" in 2013 and now the entire series is coming to Netflix on June 8. Even better is that Lestrade has filmed an additional three new episodes.