When it was released last year, Making a Murderer took the internet by storm and spawned a legion of internet sleuths. The series followed the story of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, as they faced trial for murder in Wisconsin, there were a lot of unanswered questions at the end of it with both Avery and Dassey maintaining their innocence. Netflix has announced that Executive Producers and Directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are in production on new episodes of the Emmy-nominated Making a Murderer.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. 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” said creators, Ricciardi and Demos.
The new episodes will take viewers into an in-depth look at the post-conviction process, and will offer exclusive access to both Avery and Dassey’s new legal teams. Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s new attorney, has been taking to Twitter frequently teasing “a tsunami of evidence” which will exonerate Avery.
If you think we are just tweeting…think again. A tsunami of new evidence is on the way. @MakingAMurderer
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) July 5, 2016
Brendan Dassey’s legal team is led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, Co-Director and Co-Founder respectively of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The episodes will of course follow the legal teams as they challenge Avery and Dassey’s convictions, as well as provide intimate access to the families close to the case.
“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” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP 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.”
No release date has been set for the new episodes of Making a Murderer, the first season is currently available to stream on Netflix. If you don’t have Netflix, you can check out the first episode below.
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