“Making a Murderer” is set to return to Netflix with new episodes that are already in production.
The coming installments will follow up with convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions. Meanwhile, the State of Wisconsin fights to have their life sentences upheld.
Providing an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process — and the emotional toll the process takes on all involved — the new episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case, per Netflix.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series,” creators and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” added Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vice president of Original Documentary Programming. “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.”
“Making a Murderer” was a legit phenomenon on Netflix beginning in late 2015. The multi-part documentary dissected the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, a crime for which Avery and Dassey were eventually found responsible. Season 1 also shed a light on shady practices by local law enforcement, leading to conspiracy theories surrounding the heinous slaying.