For the first time in his legendary acting career, Harrison Ford will make his debut as a series-regular star in the upcoming series The Staircase. The project is an adaptation of the 2004 documentary series directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, detailing the trial of author Michael Peterson in the murder of his wife in 2001. The author claimed that his wife had fallen down the staircase in their home, but the death was investigated as a homicide and Peterson was named the lead suspect. Netflix released the documentary as a 13-episode series with new information in 2018.
According to both Variety and Deadline, Ford has been attached to the project as both star and executive producer. Antonio Campos will also serve as executive producer and will be writing the entire series. Annapurna Television will be producing the series, although they declined to comment and Ford and Campos have yet to say anything in regards to the production.
Campos has made a name for himself in television having executive produced and directed numerous episodes for the USA series The Sinner. He also directed an episode of the first season of Netflix’s The Punisher. He is currently in production of his next film The Devil All The Time. Campos is directing and co-wrote the screenplay, which is an adaptation of the novel written by Donald Ray Pollock. As for Harrison Ford, I’m pretty sure the loyal fanbase of this website is well aware of his tenured filmography.
No word yet as to when The Staircase plans to be released.
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Source: Variety (via Deadline).