TCA 2016: “We’ve had several television conversations with Steven Avery” since the series premiere, filmmaker Laura Ricciardi says
“Making a Murderer” creators Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi have begun work on potential new episodes of the Netflix true-crime series.
“We’ve had several television conversations with Steven Avery and did record those calls with an eye toward using them in future episodes” since the series premiered on Netflix last month, Ricciardi said in a TCA panel Sunday.
“Making a Murderer” tells the story of Wisconsin man Avery, who was exonerated for a rape charge after serving 18 years in prison, then was convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. He is currently serving a life sentence.
Ricciardi said that the last time that she and Demos spoke with Avery, he had not seen the series and was not allowed access to it.
“We are ready to follow things if there are significant developments,” Demos said of Avery’s case. “We will be there. And we are looking at other stories as well.”
Ricciardi added that she and Demos have not yet decided what other story besides Avery they may want to turn to for another project.
“As we know from making this series, it’s a huge commitment that we take very seriously,” she said. “It’s just apparent to us that we need time to think about what we would want to commit ourselves to next.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos indicated earlier in the day following his TCA executive session that the streaming service is mulling how to continue with “Making a Murderer.”
Asked whether Netflix is considering a way to keep the series going, Sarandos answered, “Well, the story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it.”