The next chapter of the show will document the lives of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey
Netflix has announced that its smash hit true crime documentary series Making A Murderer will return for a second season, picking up the story where it left off. The show, which debuted last December and quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon, detailed the arrest and *SPOILERS* conviction of Wisconsin man Steven Avery for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer. Despite protesting his innocence, Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are both serving time for the murder.
Netflix announced today that Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the two women behind the Emmy-nominated series, are currently producing new episodes of the show. The global streaming giant has said the new episodes will focus on Avery and Dassey’s lives since their convictions, as well as interviews with Avery and Dassey’s new legal teams.
“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.
“Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “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.”
The original 10 episodes of Making a Murderer were largely sympathetic to Avery and Dassey’s plight, with Avery’s lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Butling becoming overnight celebrities for their dogged pursuit of his case in the Manitowoc court room. In the months since, evidence and statements contradicting and supporting Avery and Dassey have mounted up, while the Halbach family has maintained their belief in both men’s guilt.