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Netflix announces new episodes of Making A Murderer

Steven Avery
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A second season of the true crime documentary series Making A Murderer will screen on Netflix after the first season was a global hit

New episodes of the Emmy-nominated Making a Murderer are currently in production, according to Netflix.

The first season of the non-fiction show was a massive hit for the streaming service globally.

The documentary followed the story of Wisconsin man Steven Avery as he was arrested, trialed and convicted for the murder of local photographer Teresa Halbach. His nephew, Brendan Dassey, was convicted alongside him.

The true crime series gradually revealed the mounting evidence for his guilt, but also poured doubt onto the case, leaving the viewer wondering whether or not the pair had been falsely convicted?

Creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said: “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”.

Ricciardi and Demos are currently working on the next season, which will delve deeper into the story of Steven Avery. It will examine the post-conviction process, how the case is affecting the lives of all involved and will interview Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner, as well as Dassey’s legal team.

“Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’s 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.”

Netflix have yet to announce when exactly the second season will be available to view.