Released back in December 2015, Making a Murderer took the internet by storm with its coverage of the disappearance and murder of Teresa Halbach. A second part has long since promised and Netflix has announced that Making a Murderer Part 2 will debut on the streaming service on October 19th.
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 25, 2018
In case you missed the first part, it’s well worth the watch. The documentary follows Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they are convicted for the disappearance and murder of Halbach. Throughout the show, viewers are left wondering if Avery and Dassey actually committed the crime.
“Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” said executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit. We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos offer up 10 new episodes which introduce Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s post-conviction lawyer. Zellner is working to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted. Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, working with the Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, will also be documented as they fight to prove Dassey’s confession was involuntary.