‘THE STAIRCASE‘ is a crime drama series produced in 2004 by the name “DEATH ON THE STAIRCASE “by two Frenchman, Denis and Allyson, and after that, there were many additions to the series made by Netflix and other producers. The channel cast the last episode of this series in 2018, and it was a big hit at that time. The series is based on a Family Crime scene of Peterson, who murdered his wife and acted as if it was an accident.
As of the news, HBO is all set to premiere “THE STAIRCASE,” which is originally the same story as the 2004 “DEATH ON THE STAIRCASE.” The Netflix fanbase has raised many questions about the remake of this ‘Netflix Original’ and has laid acquisitions on HBO about stealing from the ‘Netflix Original’ again and again.
Is HBO’s ‘The Staircase’ Really Based On The Netflix Original Series?
Indeed HBO’s ‘The Staircase’ is copied from the Netflix Original Series “Death On The Staircase,” but this series is not entirely produced by Netflix, as the First episodes of the series were produced by two French back in 2004. This series was so popular back then that they made many additions over the years into the series; some suggest that this series gave the Crime and Thriller Genre a new face.
In 2004, the series was directed by an Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and premiered on Canal+, BBC Four, and Sundance Channel. Then in 2012, Lestrade again cast the series with some additions on the Peterson Family in a 2-hour sequel.
And then, in 2018, Netflix Completed the series by adding 3 episodes and consolidating all the parts into a 13-episode series. You can watch all the episodes on Netflix by buying a subscription.
The Plot Of the Original Series “Death On the Staircase”
The story is based on a crime scene that happened in December 2001. A crime novelist Micheal Peterson called the emergency services and reported that his wife Kathleen had fallen down the stairs of his forest hill mansion and had died due to severe injuries. But on the arrival of the police, they concluded that Micheal had killed his wife with a bludgeon and had made an accidental scene. Micheal soon was arrested and charged with Murdered.
Then the story moves to the Courtroom, where the defense and the prosecution made all the hearings, leading to the court’s final verdict. Peterson’s defense argued that Peterson was outside, by the pool, when Kathleen fell down the stairs, and due to a distance, he could not have heard his wife pleading for help. At the same time, the prosecution made a statement that Kathleen had discovered Peterson’s bisexuality and that Peterson had killed his wife due to rage. After all the Statements, the court Convicted Peterson Guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH THE “THE STAIRCASE”?
The original series of 2004 is available on Netflix. The subscription starts from just Rs 199 ($2.5). You can watch the latest version of The Staircase, which premiered on the 5th of May 2022, only on HBO MAX.
The HBO MAX streaming services start at $10 a month for ad-supported services. If you want an ad-free streaming service, HBO MAX offers the best price of $15 a month.