7:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Making a Murderer' Part 2 Details, Premiere Date Revealed
Making a Murderer is officially returning to Netflix after nearly three years. The streamer announced that part two of the Emmy-winning docuseries will bow globally on Friday, Oct. 19.
The 10 all-new episodes will see filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest for what is being billed as exclusive access to Steven Avery, his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting on their behalf. The next batch of episodes will offer a look at the post-conviction process and explore the emotional toll the case has had on all involved.
"Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” executive producers, writers and directors Ricciardi and Demos said in a joint statement. “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit. We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”
Part two will introduce viewers to Avery's post-conviction lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, as she looks to prove that he was wrongly convicted. Zellner has reversed more wrongful convictions than any other private attorney in the country. Dassey's post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, will also be featured as they fight to prove that his confession was involuntary.
Making a Murderer set off a wave of scripted and unscripted true-crime originals on broadcast, cable and streaming services. HBO delivered a watercooler hit in The Jinx, and FX found Emmy gold in Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story, the first two seasons of which explored the stories of O.J. Simpson and Gianni Versace.
Ricciardi and Demos spent 10 years chronicling Avery. Making a Murderer became a global phenomenon after it bowed in December 2015. Avery and Dassey's cases have been well covered in the years that followed. The Supreme Court in June declined to weigh in on Dassey's case.