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Making a Murderer: Netflix series releases first episode for free online

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Thanks to Serial and The Jinx, Netflix’s Making a Murderer is your new crime-based docuseries obsession. At least, that’s the consensus from EW’s Melissa Maerz. If you need more convincing, the streaming service has released the first episode online for everyone to see.

The 10-episode series from filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos follows the story of Steven Avery, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and eventually exonnerated after spending 18 years in prison. Avery filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against local law enforcement upon his release, but soon became the prime suspect in a murder case. The series investigates whether or not he’s now guilty of this other crime. 

Watch the first episode below. 


For those with a Netflix subscription, all 10 episodes of Making a Murderer are now available to stream.