Netflix announced today that executive producers/directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are in production on new episodes of Making a Murderer, which became a cult hit for the streaming service around Christmastime last year, and has been nominated for an Emmy. The new installments will take viewers back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery (pictured), 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.
According to Netflix, the next chapter of Making a Murderer 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.
“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,” said Ricciardi and Demos in a release.
“Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ 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.”
No word yet on when the new episodes of Making a Murderer will debut on Netflix.