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'Making A Murderer' Is Getting A Second Season

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 19, 2016 7:00PM


Making A Murderer, Netflix's true-crime documentary series, will be returning with a second season. The series followed the battle between Steven Avery and the slanted criminal justice system in a small Wisconsin town. The series follows the story from his wrongful conviction of raping a woman in 1985 to his conviction in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

A lot has happened since the wildly popular series dropped in 2015. The network announced today that the second season of the documentary series would pick up with what has happened to Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey. The pair have investigative and legal teams challenging their convictions, according to Variety. The second season promises exclusive access to Avery's new attorney Kathleen Zellner as well as Dassey's legal team helmed by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin.

Executive producers and co-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will be back, and Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming praised their work:

"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. 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."

Ricciardi and Demos released a joint statement as well:

"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."

The exact episode count and premiere date haven't been announced. But the show's timing might be just right, as movements like #BlackLivesMatter shine a light on overzealous, corrupt law enforcement and an unscrupulous criminal justice system.

No word on whether the show's heroic defense attorney and breakout star Dean Strang will make an appearance. Nor if the show's villain and prosecutor Ken Kratz will be weighing in. But we'll embed this interview from sister site Gothamist anyway.