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Making a Murderer

Inside the Documentary Cash Grab

At first, director Alex Gibney wholeheartedly embraced the influx of energy — and money — the streamers have increasingly pumped into the documentary space over the past decade. Selling to the growing platforms eager to bulk up their content libraries struck the Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side and Going Clear: Scientology and […]

Netflix, Alan Dershowitz Drop Claims Over Jeffrey Epstein Docuseries

Netflix and Alan Dershowitz have agreed to drop dueling claims over Filthy Rich, a docuseries exploring convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is now deceased. Dershowitz dismissed his defamation lawsuit, while Netflix and series producer Leroy & Morton Productions dismissed their counterclaims against the Harvard Law professor accusing him of trying to chill their free […]

Why Suits Against Netflix Could Shake Streaming

These days, it’s “Operation Varsity Blues” parents and the “Central Park Five” prosecutor. Then there’s a Jeffrey Epstein buddy as well as the “Panama Papers” law firm. And, let’s not forget, a former Soviet chess grandmaster, too. When it comes to legal enemies, Netflix has made more than a few. In fact, a review of […]

Netflix Stuck Between a Cop and a ‘Murderer’ Lawsuit

Netflix’s fancy First Amendment arguments have failed to persuade a federal judge in Wisconsin to dismiss a libel lawsuit over Making a Murderer, the Emmy-winning documentary series about Steven Avery, who was exonerated for one murder only to later be charged with another. The lawsuit comes from Andrew Colborn, a retired Wisconsin police sergeant who alleges […]

‘Dead Man Walking’ Nun Among 250 Petitioning for Brendan Dassey’s Release

Sister Helen Prejean, the anti-death penalty advocate portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the 1995 film 'Dead Man Walking,' is one of hundreds of legal and government scholars urging Wisconsin's governor to grant clemency to Brendan Dassey, the subject of 'Making a Murderer.'

Inside a ‘Making a Murderer’ Lawsuit and the Hidden Dangers of TV’s True-Crime Craze

'Making a Murderer' helped launch the current profusion of sleuthing docuseries. Now the detective at its center is suing Netflix for defamation.

‘Making a Murderer’ Isn’t Interested in Guilt or Innocence in Part 2 of Netflix Breakout

'Making a Murderer' isn't interested in Steven Avery or Brendan Dassey's guilt or innocence in season two of the Netflix docuseries.

James Corden Plays Michael Myers in ‘Making a Murderer’-‘Halloween’ Mash-Up Parody

The 'Halloween' and 'Making a Murderer' mash-up parody, which debuted on 'The Late Late Show,' catches up with Myers 40 years after he was found guilty of stalking and killing babysitters on Halloween night.

‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2: TV Review

Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to Netflix, delving into Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey's ongoing search for justice in the second season of 'Making a Murderer.'

This Week in TV: ‘The Conners,’ ‘Making a Murderer’ and More

'Roseanne' spinoff 'The Conners' and part two of Netflix's true-crime docuseries 'Making a Murderer' are among the highlights for the week of Oct. 15.

‘Making a Murderer’ Part 2 Trailer Previews Post-Conviction Process

The first trailer for the second season of Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' has arrived to preview the post-conviction process for Steven Avery, his co-defendant, and nephew Brendan Dassey and their families.

‘Making a Murderer’ Part 2 Details, Premiere Date Revealed

'Making a Murderer' will return to Netflix in October and reveal more of the inside stories in the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.