Making a Murderer season 2: Netflix orders new episodes about Steven Avery
There are more episodes of Making a Murderer on the way.
On Tuesday, Netflix announced that executive producers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are currently working on new episodes about the Steven Avery case. These new episodes will focus on Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey as they go through post-conviction process and attempt to challenge their convictions while the “the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld,” Netflix said.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series,” said Ricciardi and Demos in a statement. “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.”
As the new season examines the emotional toll of the post-conviction process, it will give viewers exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, headed by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin. Like the first season, the docuseries will also have interviews with family members and important characters related to the case.
“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,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s 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.”
Making a Murderer, which premiered on Netflix in December, was recently nominated for six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.