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When does each episode of ‘The Staircase’ series release on HBO Max?

The case of Michael Peterson has fascinated the true crime community for decades. What are the release dates of the highly anticipated series?
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The Staircase is one of the most hotly anticipated drama shows of 2022. Ever since HBO announced the title, true crime fans have been desperate for the series to launch. So, if you want to prepare yourself for this miniseries and make sure you can watch every episode as soon as it lands, here is when each episode will launch on HBO Max.

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What Is The Staircase? 

The Staircase is a miniseries based on Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s 2004 docuseries of the same name. This drama is based on the real-life murder investigation and subsequent trial of novelist Michael Peterson between 2001 and 2003.  

When Kathleen Peterson is found dead at the base of her stairs, her husband, Michael Peterson, instantly becomes the main suspect, with the police believing he bludgeoned his wife to death. The series has an all-star cast, including Colin Firth as Michael Peterson and Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson. It also features Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rosemarie DeWitt, Parker Posey and Sophie Turner. 

The series also has some well-known writers working on it. This includes Antonio Campos (The Sinner, The Devil All the Time) and Emily Kaczmarek (Monsterland). The episodes will be directed by Antonio Campos and Leigh Janiak.

Famously, The Staircase has been a passion project for Campos. After the series order was confirmed, he was quoted as saying: 

“This has been a project I have been working on in one way or another since 2008. It’s been a long and winding road, but well 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-life story.” 

The same press release also featured a quote from HBO Max’s Head of Original Content, Sarah Aubrey, reading: 

“It is a thrill to collaborate with Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn, and Annapurna Television for the exploration of this true-life story that’s rife with dramatic revelations. With the enormously talented Colin Firth at the center of this adaptation, the story of THE STAIRCASE will continue to captivate audiences with every bizarre twist and turn.” 

When Do Episodes Of The Staircase Release? 

The Staircase will be shown on HBO Max. The first three episodes will land on Thursday, May 5th, 2022. After this, episodes will release once a week, arriving on HBO Max every Thursday. This will continue until episode eight lands on Thursday, June 9th, 2022. 

The complete release schedule is: 

  • May 5th, 2022 – Death on the Staircase
  • May 5th, 2022 – Murder, He Wrote
  • May 5th, 2022 – Voids Part. I
  • May 12th, 2022 – Voids Part. II
  • May 19th, 2022 – Suspicions.
  • May 26th, 2022 – Trial and Error.
  • June 2nd, 2022 – Animal Instincts.
  • June 9th, 2022 – Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

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