‘Making A Murderer’ Will Return To Netflix With Brand New Post-Conviction Episodes

After the first season of the Netflix hit captivated viewers so much that many suddenly turned into criminal justice activists, Making a Murderer will return with brand new episodes. The creators of the documentary series continued to follow Steven Avery after his conviction and sentencing to life in prison without parole for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, sparking rumors that a second season would emerge, and now those rumblings have been confirmed by Netflix. “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” Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the show’s directors and executive producers, said in a joint statement.

Although there was previously speculation that a second season might follow Brendan Dassey instead of Avery, as his conviction as minor was arguably more questionable and troublesome, Netflix confirmed in a press release that both men will appear in the new episodes. “The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld,” the press release said.

Of course, alongside all the legal proceedings, the second season will also highlight “the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.” What helped make the first 10 episodes so addictive were the glimpses inside Avery and Dassey’s minds and family life, so naturally those personal moments will be included again.

Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, and Dassey’s new attorneys will make appearances as we’re walked through each inmate’s numerous appeals and attempts to get out of prison. Zellner, who’s Twitter bio reads, “Unmaking ‘Murderers’: One False Conviction at a Time,” has been very public about maintaining Avery’s innocence since she took on his case. She’s claimed there’s new evidence to prove Avery was framed for Halbach’s murder and tweeted, “The best is yet to come,” in reference to the new episodes.

Unfortunately for those of us with little patience, it’s unclear how long we’ll be waiting for the new episodes, since a release date wasn’t announced. All we know right now is the second season is “in production.” Hopefully Netflix gives us a heads up, because I need to plan my entire schedule around binge watching every single episode in one sitting.