Making A Murderer Season 2 Sets Premiere Date
One of Netflix's breakout docuseries is returning for a highly anticipated second season.
The streaming giant announced this week that Making a Murderer would air the second part of the docu-series on October 19.
Part one of the series saw filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spending 10 years documenting the case of Steven Avery.
Avery served 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder of a woman, before being exonerated in 2003. After he was released, Avery filed a suit against the county, yet while attempting to expose corruption in the law enforcement, he was arrested again, this time on the charge of murdering a local photographer.
The series followed the case, including the arrest, prosecution and conviction of both Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey.
The series was not only successful in capturing the attention of the world but also had actual influence on the case itself, and in 2016 Dassey had his conviction overturned on the grounds that he was coerced into a confession. Footage of that coercion was used in Making a Murderer.
In December last year, a panel of judges voted to overturn the ruling that would have seen Dassey freed.
The case was fascinating and uncovered more questions than answers, with many viewers becoming amateur detectives in the hunt for evidence that could exonerate Dassey and Avery.
Part two will see Ricciardi and Demos return to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin to look at the toll the post-conviction process has had on Dassey, Avery and their friends, family and the wider community.
"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," Ricciardi and Demos said in a statement.
The series will also heavily focus on just what occurred with Dassey's numerous appeals, and the freedom that just escaped his grasp.
"We have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit," they said adding, "We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers."
Making a Murderer Part 2 will hit Netflix October 19.
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