Words by Rebecca Fearn.
Clear the snack shelves of your local co-op, get cosy and batten down the hatches, because the follow-up series we’ve ALL been waiting for is finally arriving.
Yep, Part 2 of Netflix’s groundbreaking series Making A Murderer is hitting the site on 19 October with ten new episodes – and it’s launching just in time for the perfect snuggly Autumnal weekend in.
Series one followed the story of Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County, Wisconsin resident who was accused of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach. The show ended with [SPOILER ALERT] Avery being locked away for life for the crime, while his nephew, 16-year-old Brandon Dassey, was also imprisoned for his supposed involvement.
The true-crime documentary offered a thrilling insight into the criminal justice system in America, and offered up an alternative account on events where Avery was innocent and being framed. What actually happened we will never know, but series 2 sounds as though it will reveal more and delve deeper into the case.
CBS has reported that the second series will show Avery and Dassey’s post-conviction processes and how they affect the people who care about them most. It will also feature Avery’s current lawyer Kathleen Zellner, who has been very vocal on Twitter in recent years with her insistence she knows Avery was wrongfully convicted.
Commenting about the new series, executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said in a statement:
“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.”
“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.”
Hurry up October.