Netflix Officially Announces MAKING A MURDERER Season 2
Netflix's Making a Murderer documentary captivated the world last December and into January of this year, with the series spurring on the kinds of huge cultural discussions normally reserved for prestige television shows. There have been hints at a potential follow-up, but now Netflix has made it official: they're bringing the show back for a second season.
Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are returning behind the camera, and "the new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld."
The upcoming episodes "will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved. The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case." It's unclear how many new episodes there will be, or when they'll hit the streaming service.
It'll be interesting to see new episodes of the show, especially in light of a lot of key elements that the filmmakers controversially chose to leave out of their first season. I think it's fair to say that the criminal justice system in this country is pretty messed up, but I'm wondering if A) audiences might be burned out on this case because it made nationwide news earlier this year and seemed to be all anyone talked about for a while, and B) if the filmmakers will try to justify or walk back some of their earlier decisions on camera because of the light backlash that came out when people really started diving into these cases.
What do you think? Are you burned out on Making a Murderer, or do you want to see more?