The Netflix Emmy-nominated series, Making a Murderer, will be receiving a second season. Executive producers/directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have been filming new installments for the acclaimed documentary. The first season concludes with both Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey behind bars.
The first season of Making a Murderer had many viewers questioning the US legal system. We were given an inside look at the investigative and legal teams for both defendants, and how they challenged the convictions of the State.
The next season will introduce viewers to the legal teams for both defendants. Steven Avery‘s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, claims she has new evidence and testing that could change the court’s mind. We will also meet the new legal team of Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin who will be representing Brendan Dassey. This next installment will show an in-depth look at the post-conviction process, and how it affects all those involved.
In a quote from Comingsoon.net, here is what the creators had to say:
“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”
Netflix also had their own words about the renewal of Making a Murderer:
“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 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.”
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