Despite the global obsession with “Making a Murderer,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos promises there are still more bombshells to reveal.
“There is a ton of info that wasn’t explored just in the confines of the episodes we’ve already done,” the exec told reporters after his session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “There’s a lot of new information coming up.”
The coming installments, announced a couple of weeks ago, 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 see their life sentences upheld.
Providing an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, the new “Making a Murderer” episodes — which are already in production — 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.
With exception to the occasional cryptic update from Avery’s new legal team, new developments prior to the announcement of the show’s return came largely from internet sleuths. But Sarandos is confident filmmakers will have privileged new info that armchair detectives on social media have not yet been able to uncover.
“The folks who are associated with it are under exclusive agreement with us,” he said. “The information they’re bringing up is totally proprietary. It’s going to be a fascinating follow-up.”
The release date for new episodes of “Making a Murderer” has not yet been announced.