The convictions were only the beginning. And this October, the fight resumes, as Making a Murderer returns for Part 2.
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer. Now, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf.
Over the course of 10 new episodes, Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes postconviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
Part 2 introduces us to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging postconviction lawyer, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey’s postconviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Centre on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan’s case all the way to the US Supreme Court.
All episodes drop on Friday 19th October. Here’s the video:
Making a Murderer Part 2 gets October release date
25th September 2018
Making a Murderer will officially return for Part 2 this October, Netflix has confirmed.
The highly-anticipated second chapter of the critically acclaimed documentary series, which followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer, will take us back to the Midwest to catch up on his case.
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have exclusive access to Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes postconviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
“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,” say executive producers, writers and directors Ricciardi and 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.”
Part 2 introduces us to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. Ricciardi and Demos follow Zellner, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America, as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.
Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey’s postconviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Centre on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan’s case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
All episodes of Part 2 will launch globally on Netflix on Friday 19th October. Here’s the video announcing the show’s return:
Making a Murderer Season 2 release date set for this year
30th January 2018
Making a Murderer Season 2 will return this year, Netflix has revealed.
The documentary series, which was released at the end of 2015, followed the decade-old case of Steven Avery and Brendan, his nephew, who were both convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Bringing international attention to what the filmmakers and attorneys argued were miscarriages of justice, the show became an immediate sensation, as angry, shocker viewers to the Internet to call for justice. Hashtags spread, petitions were launched and the two defense lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, became the unlikely subjects of a collective Internet crush.
The story has continued since then, with Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, continuing their battle – resulting, notably, in the release of Brendan last year. It was no surprise, then, that Executive Producers / Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos confirmed last year that they were working on new episodes of the show for a second season. The question is when those episodes will air.
Speculation has been rife, but Netflix’s VP of original content, Cindy Holland, has confirmed that, while the date remains unknown, we can expect Making a Murderer Season 2 to air in 2017.
“The story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold,” Holland told USA Today. “We don’t know when for sure new episodes will be coming.”
Indeed, with the case still unfolding, the streaming service isn’t keen to set an arbitrary deadline for Demos and Ricciardi, until they know they are ready.
“Laura and Moira are (in Manitowoc) shooting regularly and working on what the right story is to tell in the next set, so we’re deferring to them on when it will be ready,” Holland added. “Very few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we’re getting because we’re wanting to keep it really under wraps and it is an ongoing case so we’re trying to be sensitive to that.”
Netflix has confirmed that Making a Murderer will return with new episodes.
The true crime documentary series became a veritable phenomenon when it released at Christmas, with audiences gripped by the tale of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their investigative and legal teams challenged their convictions, while the state fought to have the life sentences upheld. Hashtags spread, petitions were launched and the two defense lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, became the unlikely subjects of a collective Internet crush.
The show has since gone on to earn six Emmy award nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series.
Now, Netflix has announced that Executive Producers / Directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are in production on new episodes of the show. The new installments will “provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as the emotional toll the process takes on all involved”.
The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as 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. 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,” says creators, Ricciardi and Demos.
“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,” adds 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.”
All episodes of Making a Murderer are available to stream on Netflix, as part of a £7.49 monthly subscription.
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