Odessa Young Joins HBO Max’s True-Crime Series “The Staircase” – Deadline

Odessa Young joined the cast of The staircase, the limited-series drama adaptation of HBO Max based on the real-crime docuseries. She joins previously announced cast Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Rosemarie DeWitt, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey and Sophie Turner.

The eight-part series of Christine director Antonio Campos and American crime story Writer Maggie Cohn explores the life of Michael Peterson (Firth), his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen (Collette).

Young will play Martha Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson’s adopted daughters.

The series is based on the docuseries and various books and reports on the case of Michael Peterson, who was convicted in 2003 of the murder of Kathleen two years earlier. The charge was reduced to manslaughter in 2017, and Peterson was subsequently released from prison. He had claimed that his wife died after falling down the stairs of their house after consuming alcohol and Valium, but an autopsy concluded that she died of several injuries, including beating to the back of her house. head with a blunt object.

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Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s docuseries premiered in 2004 and aired on Netflix as a 13-episode series in 2018.

The staircase is written and produced by Campos and Cohn, who also serve as showrunners. The series is a co-production between HBO Max and Annapurna TV.

Young will soon be seen starring Jane Fairchild in Mothers Day, Alice Birch’s feature film adaptation of Graham Swift’s acclaimed novel. Directed by Eva Husson, the film also stars Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth and Josh O’Connor. She previously starred alongside Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg in Josephine Decker’s Shirley for Killer Films. Young was recently seen in the CBS All Access limited event series. The stall, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. Young is replaced by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Shanahan Management in Australia.

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