One of the best new ongoing Netflix series is “True Crime”, which is a collection of documentaries told from different filmmakers. The latest, Evil Genius, is a must-see about a bank robbery that begins when a man is surrounded by the police with a Jigsaw-like device around his neck.
Next up is the hyped “The Staircase”, which will continue the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. The three new episodes of this true crime phenomenon will launch alongside the original series (2004) on June 8th.
It is produced by Matthieu Belghiti and produced and directed by Academy Award winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, who was granted unprecedented access to the case immediately following Kathleen’s death in the Peterson’s North Carolina mansion. De Lestrade’s cameras were on hand to capture every moment of this extraordinary story from arrest to verdict, following in intimate detail Peterson’s home, the family and his defence team as it considered its strategic options.
Here’s the official trailer and art.