"Making A Murderer" Season 2 Will Document Steven Avery's Fight to be Exonerated

July 20, 2016
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry

Yesterday, it was announced that Making a Murderer, the Emmy-nominated Netflix docu-series, is coming back for a second season and will continue to focus on the Steven Avery case. Executive producers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said that season two will follow Avery and his nephew/codefendant Brendan Dassey through the post-conviction process as their lawyers pursue new avenues for appealing their convictions for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. A press release also promises “intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.”

“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series,”Ricciardi and Demos said in a joint 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.”

Production has already begun, but it’s unclear when season two will debut on Netflix and how many episodes it will contain. Kathleen Zellner, who represents Avery, is expected to file a new appeal in late August, after being granted a 90-day extension in May, but she has also alluded to her intention not just to see Avery’s conviction overturned, but to fully exonerate him without a retrial.

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