Given the increased interest in true crime stories thanks to Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast and HBO’s The Jinx, now is the perfect time for Netflix’s latest venture, Making a Murderer. See the exclusive first trailer above.
The docuseries will tell the story of Steven Avery, a man wrongfully convicted of rape who was exonorated after spending 18 years in prison. Once released, Avery filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the local law enforcement, but then quickly found himself the prime suspect in a murder case. So did Avery commit the murder, or is it another wrongful conviction? That is the question at the center of Making a Murderer.
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The 10-episode series has been filmed over the past decade, following a 2005 New York Times article describing Avery’s conviction. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos dig into every angle of Avery’s case by gathering archival materials, and interviewing those closest to him.
Making a Murderer will begin streaming Dec. 18 on Netflix.