Good news for true crime fans: Netflix has announced that a second season of the hit documentary “Making a Murderer” is in production.
The streaming service announced that producers/directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are currently developing new episodes of the Emmy-nominated series. The second season will again focus on convicted murderer Steven Avery, along with his co-defendant Brendan Dassey as they attempt to challenge their convictions.
While the first season centered mostly on the investigation into these two men, the second season will explore the post-conviction process and the emotional toll it exacts.
Season two will see exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team. It will also provide viewers with an in-depth look at the families and main players involved in the case.
“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 creators said.
“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,” Netflix vice president of original documentary programming Lisa Nishimura said. “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.”