Nearly three years after Netfllix struck documentary gold, the true crime series Making a Murderer is returning for a new season.
As reported by THR, 10-all new episodes of Making a Murderer will be released on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 19. The new season will follow filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos as they return to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin and the surrounding area with exclusive access to convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant/nephew Brendan Dassey, as well as their families and the legal teams still fighting on their behalf. Part 2 is expected to cover the post-conviction process and the emotional fallout the case has had on everyone involved.
“Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” executive producers, writers and directors Ricciardi and Demos said in a joint statement. “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit. We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”
When Making a Murderer was released in late 2015, it became the poster child for a wave of scripted and unscripted true crime programming in recent years, including HBO’s The Jinx, FX’s American Crime Story, and even the popular podcast Serial. Ricciardi and Demos spent 10 years developing the first season and their documentary put both Avery and Dassey’s cases in the spotlight. More recently, the Supreme Court declined in June of this year to get involved with Dassey’s case.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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