MICHAEL Peterson was convicted of killing his second wife, Kathleen, in 2003.
In 2017, Peterson submitted an Alford plea to the reduced charge of manslaughter and was released on time served.
Where is Michael Peterson now?
Following his release from prison, Michael Peterson, 78, has written two books detailing a behind-the-scenes account of his trial, imprisonment, and life after jail.
Behind the Staircase and Beyond the Staircase were self-published in 2019.
Even after his prison release, Peterson has maintained his innocence and lives in Durham, North Carolina.
In July 2020, the infamous five-story Cedar street mansion where Kathleen died was put up for sale.
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According to the News and Observer, Peterson has not owned the home since he sold it to Jason Balius for $640,000 in 2004.
What is the new HBO Max series The Staircase about?
A new HBO series, The Staircase, follows Peterson's murder trial after his wife, Kathleen, was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's home in 2001.
The miniseries will draw on the 2018 Netflix documentary that followed the same case.
Colin Firth will play the main subject Michael Peterson; the role was originally slated to be played by Harrison Ford.
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Michael's late wife Kathleen will be played by Toni Collette.
Juliette Binoche will star as Sophie Brunet, the editor of The Staircase documentary.
One of the prosecutors in Michael's case, Freda Black, will be played by Parker Posey.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner will appear as one of Michael's adopted daughters, Margaret Ratliff.
When will The Staircase premiere?
The Staircase is set to premiere on May 5, 2022.
However, it will be exclusively available on HBO Max.
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