An incredible new true crime doc just dropped on Netflix and no, you won't be going out tonight 11 months ago

An incredible new true crime doc just dropped on Netflix and no, you won't be going out tonight

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If you, like pretty much everyone else in the world, are a fan of documentaries like Making a Murder, The Jinx, and Evil Genius, you'll be absolutely delighted with the stunning display of true crime that dropped on Netflix today.

The Staircase is the streaming service's latest docu-series concerning all things murder, suspicion, and the ever-flawed US criminal justice system.

The documentary follows the trial of author Michael Peterson after he is accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

Kathleen was found dead at the bottom of the couple's home staircase in 2001.

After finding her body, Michael called the authorities and said that she had fallen, hit her head, and died. However, the details of the crime scene and the injuries to Kathleen's body appeared to suggest otherwise.

The eight part series was originally aired back in 2004, but Netflix have re-released it today with three brand new episodes, including two additional episodes that aired in 2013.

If that isn't enough to get you going though, just take a look at some of the early reviews of the series.

The Guardian has hailed The Staircase as "an astonishing piece of work" that can teach you a "few chilling lessons about the world we live in."

Daily Beast said the series is "... A binge-watcher’s dream come true: an absorbing epic that echoes its own subject matter."

And The New York Times said it was "... So brilliantly conceived, reported, filmed and paced that you may come to wish it were twice as long."

We are, needless to say, excited.