Host comes back from hiatus in the style of Netflix documentary series subject Steven Avery
Seth Meyers returned from his holiday hiatus with a segment spoofing the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer.”
“Making a Talk Show Host” features shots of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and Meyers’ “Late Night” studio. Meyers and an unidentified NBC employee have a phone conversation about Meyers coming back to work.
“They don’t got no more reruns,” the employee tells Meyers. “So I gotta come back?” Meyers says. “Supposin’ I don’t want to come back?” The employee then advises Meyers to not get “strange.”
Since its debut on Netflix less than three weeks ago, “Making a Murderer” has attracted international attention. The documentary series explores the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, only to be arrested two years after his release for a murder. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also charged as an accessory to the crime
But the documentary raises serious questions about the handling of Avery and Dassey’s case by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, leading to fierce online debates amongst viewers discussing their guilt or innocence.
Ken Kratz, the prosecutor in the case, recently provided TheWrap with a list of evidence he says was omitted from the documentary which proves Steven Avery’s guilt.