Sophie Turner joins Colin Firth in HBO Max series The Staircase

Season 8: Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Helen Sloane/HBO
Season 8: Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Helen Sloane/HBO /

Not too long after the end of the HBO epic Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner is all set to return to her television home of ten years again as she joins HBO in a new show once again.

According to Variety, The Queen in the North has been cast in an upcoming limited series titled The Staircase.

The Staircase which is based on the real-life story of popular author Michael Peterson will be coming to WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO Max.

Sophie Turner will join Colin Firth and Toni Collette.

Sophie Turner joins an already star-studded cast of the upcoming true crime HBO drama, which also stars Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Academy nominee Toni Collette alongside Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Parker Posey. Colin Firth will be playing the role of Michael.

This upcoming drama will be Sophie’s first major role since her turn as Jean Grey aka Phoenix in the last X-Men movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, titled after her character. Although she has made sure to keep busy starring in a Quibi drama about a plane crash titled Survive as well as starring in an indie movie called Heavy but neither of them has quite worked out for her and the Quibi show was scrapped following the streaming service’s shutdown last December.

Sophie also starred in the Jonas Brothers’ What a Man Gotta Do music video.

Sophie has been nominated for a primetime Emmy following her role as Sansa Stark in the last season of Game of Thrones.

The Staircase will follow the case of Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen (played by Toni Collette), in 2001. Peterson insistently claimed that she died after falling down the stairs at their home, but police remain in suspicion that he attacked her to death and staged the scene afterward to look like an accident.

Sophie Turner will be playing Margaret Ratliff, one of Peterson’s adopted daughters.

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The series is written and executive produced by showrunners Maggie Cohn and Antonio Campos. Maggie previously did American Crime Story. The limited series will consist of 8 episodes.