HBO Max’s new miniseries The Staircase is something that has been the talk of the town since its release. You might find the name familiar because it has been covered in several places like books, podcasts and a documentary. Today we are here to give the show’s viewers some details about episode 6.
Release And Time
Episode 6 of the miniseries The Staircase will be released on May 26, 2022; at 3:00 am EST on HBO Max. and another episode will release every Thursday till June 9. The episodes run for 63-68 minutes
The episode 6 plot includes Michael’s appeal is denied and the kids losing hope of things changing. The new episode is expected to show the result of the Supreme Court appeal; which will be a deciding factor for Michael’s Future, and Sophie visits Michael in prison after the premiere of the documentary.
Episode 5 Recap
The episode opens after the timeline of six months in prison that Peterson is serving. He is covered with bruises; and the reason told to him for that was that he was given a cell all to himself because of being famous. We also see that Sophie and Michael are writing to each other and growing close to each other. On the other side, Michael’s family faces financial troubles as the appeal is getting delayed and ends up putting the estate on sale. Sophie also reveals to Denis that she has been writing to Peterson, making him angry.
About The Show
The show is based on the Staircase by Jean Xavier de Lestrade. In the case of 2001 December, Michael Peterson, who is a crime novelist, called for an emergency; as his wife Kathleen fell from the in their mansion and has died. The problem occurred when the authorities denied believing Peterson’s story about his wife’s death and instead suspected that Peterson had murdered his wife as she was drunk with a tool called blow poke that was gifted by Kathleen’s sister and was missing from the scene.
Peterson was charged with the murder. Before the series on HBO, there was a documentary on the case. It was also revealed that Sophie Brunet, the documentary editor; was involved romantically with Peterson, as told by the director of the documentary Netflix; Jean Xavier de Lestrade but then made it clear that it did not affect the narrative of the documentary at all.
The cast of the HBO miniseries created by Antonio Campos stars Colin Firth as Michael Peterson, Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson, Michael Stuhlbarg as David Rudolf, Dane DeHaan as Clayton, Olivia DeJonge Caitlin, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Todd, Sophie Turner as Margaret Ratliff, Odessa Young as Martha, Juliette Binoche as Sophie Brunette and many more. They have played an amazing role in doing justice to the show and making it a must-watch.
The story that the miniseries covers have been made many times, but the point that it should be watched is the presentation, the cinematography, the sound score, and the cast. Moreover, people still think that the documentary might have some changes as the editor was involved with Peterson intimately, so it is not wrong to watch the new series again to clarify.