‘Making a Murderer’ Follow-Up Teased by Netflix Programming Chief

TCA 2016: “We’ll certainly take a look at it,” Ted Sarandos says

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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is open to a possible continuation of the network’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer.”

Asked following a TCA panel Sunday 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.”

Sarandos also spoke about the controversy surrounding the series, which has been criticized by some people featured in the story as well as outsiders such as HLN anchor Nancy Grace for evidence supposedly left out that would support the conviction of Steven Avery.

The Wisconsin man 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.

“This film is 10 years in the making,” Sarandos said. “There’s over 700 hours of footage. To split hairs about what was left in and what was left out — it’s a great film and we want people to watch it and decide for themselves.”

Netflix was not actively looking for true-crime programming when it became involved in “Making a Murderer,” according to Sarandos.

“This film, when it came to us a little over three years ago, it was already seven years in the making,” Sarandos said. “The filmmakers have lived this thing for 10 years. I think that’s what plays out on screen.”