Netflix has announced it will serve up a second season of its incredibly popular true crime documentary, Making a Murderer.
The show, which aired in 2015, traced the story of developmentally challenged Wisconsin man Steven Avery, a convicted murderer who claims he didn’t do it. And it wouldn’t be the first time.
In 2003, DNA evidence proved Avery was innocent of a rape he had spent 18 years in jail for, and he was set free.
Two years later, when he was in the process of suing the local sheriff’s department for US$36 million, Avery suddenly found himself the main suspect in a grisly local murder.
In season one, viewers watched Avery be convicted of a crime he swore he didn’t commit for a second time.
“This next chapter 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,” Netflix said in a statement.
“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.”
The show captivated viewers for its close-up look at an impoverished family torn apart by crime. Avery’s parents shared their dismay at their son being locked up again, just as he was on the verge of winning a huge payout from the botched rape case.
But the show’s creators have been accused of only showing one side of the story – and neglecting the family of murder victim Teresa Halbach.
Whether or not you believe the cops framed Avery, season two is likely to be captivating viewing, once again.