Making a Murderer, the Netflix true-crime documentary series that captivated audiences when it was released in December 2015, may have concluded after ten episodes but the story is far from over.
The two convicted murderers at the heart of the series, Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, maintain their innocence to this day and continue to fight their convictions. Demand for a second season was certainly high soon after the first was released on Netflix, but it initially looked like it wouldn’t happen, considering it took filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi a decade to gather footage for the series. However, with the series earning six Emmy nominations last week, Netflix has formally announced that a second season is coming, with both Demos and Ricciardi hard at work on producing new episodes.
Netflix has released the following press release detailing the basic outline of the second season:
The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series 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.
Demos and Ricciardi have also issued the following statement:
“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.”
Additionally, Netflix VP of Original Programming, Lisa Nishimura, released the following press release outlining the streaming service’s continued commitment to Demos and Ricciardi’s vision and eagerness to continue telling Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s story:
“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. 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.”
There is currently no word on when Making a Murderer season 2 will make its way to Netflix.
(Source: Screen Rant)