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‘The Staircase’ HBO Max Series Adds Odessa Young

Joe Otterson TV Reporter“The Staircase” series at HBO Max has cast Odessa Young, Variety has learned.She joins previously announced cast members Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Sophie Turner.The eight-episode series is based on the docuseries of the same name as well as various books and reports about the case of Michael Peterson (Firth), who was accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen (Collette), in 2001. He claimed she died after falling down the stairs at their home, but police suspected he bludgeoned her to death and staged the scene to look like an accident.Young will play Martha Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson’s adopted daughters.

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