'Making a Murderer' Almost Didn't Get Made Due to an Attempt to Subpoena Footage

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"If State had won they would have effectively shut down the production."

The popular true-crime Netflix documentary Making a Murderer came close to never seeing the light of day, its filmmakers revealed Wednesday. 

During a Q&A over Twitter, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were asked numerous questions about their series, which premiered on the streaming service last month. 

Making a Murderer focuses on Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction out of Manitowoc County, Wis., for which he was exonerated by DNA evidence in 2003. Then, in 2005, Avery was convicted of the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.

Since the series aired, there has been a growing debate whether Avery committed the murder or was framed. 

A new piece of information came out Wednesday when the filmmakers responded to a question concerning the most difficult aspect of making their documentary. Turns out it almost didn't come to fruition.

Ricciardi and Demos did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.