Netflix's MAKING A MURDERER Part 2 Gets a Premiere Date
It was amazing to see how Making a Murderer just completely blew up when it was released on Netflix. I remember a time when that’s all anyone was talking about! Well, people are going to start talking about it again none-stop again next month because Netflix has announced that Making a Murderer Part 2 will debut on October 19th!
The first installment of the Emmy-winning documentary series followed the journey of Steven Avery, who was convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985. He ended up being exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years in prison. Then a few years after his release, he and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, were convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
It was fascinating to see audiences talk about the story and listen to and read all of the different opinions on the situation.
In the second installment, series creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest to follow Avery, Dassey, their families, and the legal teams fighting on their behalf.
Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s post-conviction lawyer, as well as Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.
Ricciardi and Demos had this to say about Part 2 in a joint statement:
“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. 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.”
I enjoy true crime stories like this and I listen to a dozen podcasts that deal with this kind of stuff. The story of Steven and Brendan is certainly and interesting one and I’m curious to see how it all plays out in this next chapter of their story.
What are your thoughts on the documentary series coming back? Are you looking forward to watching it?