Written by John Squires
At the tail end of last year, Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer held the majority of subscribers in rapt attention, documenting the endlessly fascinating trials and tribulations of Steven Avery. Arrested for a murder he assures he did not commit, not long after being released from prison for a crime he definitely did not commit, Avery’s story is the personification of the term riveting, and if the series left you wanting so much more, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll soon be getting so much more.
As reported by Variety, Netflix announced today that Making a Murderer Season 2 is in the works. The brand new episodes will take us back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.
This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as the emotional toll the process takes on all involved. Executive producers and co-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are once again helming the project.
The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold” said creators, Ricciardi and Demos.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story,” added Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming.