“Making a Murderer,” a 10-part true-crime documentary from Netflix, has everyone talking. The docu-series tells the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man from Manitowoc County who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years on sexual assault charges. Avery was eventually released and filed a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County, as well as the sheriff and district attorney. However, shortly after he was arrested again – this time for murder.
The documentary, which was filmed over the course of 10 years, was released on the streaming site on Dec. 18. And in true Netflix fashion, many users binge watched the entire thing. It’s currently unknown if there are plans to release a second season of “Making a Murderer,” but check out 6 other true-crime TV shows if you enjoyed watching Steven Avery’s story unfold:
“Homicide Hunter” on Investigation Discovery
Currently in its fifth season, “Homicide Hunter” is a docu-series that recounts past homicide cases in the Colorado Springs area of retired investigator Joe Kenda. A new episode will air on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and Jan. 12 on Investigation Discovery (ID channel).
“Killing Fields” on Discovery on Discovery
The Discovery Channel is throwing its hat into the true crime series ring with the premiere of “Killing Fields.” The docu-series will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. EST and feature a cold case set in Louisiana. Season 1 will stick with the case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, a Louisiana State University graduate student who was murdered in 1997.
“The First 48” on A&E
“The First 48” is heading into its 15th season on A&E after premiering in 2004. The documentary TV series follows real-life homicide investigators as they attempt to solve cases with the first 48 hours. A new episode will premiere on Jan. 7, 2016, and feature the disappearance of a welder in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“Evil Lives Here” on Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery is launching a brand new series called “Evil Lives Here” on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at 10 p.m. EST. Each hour-long episode tells the true-story of a killer. The series interviews family members and other people who lived with a murderer before they committed a heinous crime. Episode 1 will focus on Ronald Hawkins and Candace Sims son, Robbie, who killed eight people before turning the gun on himself in a mass shooting at a Nebraska mall in December 2007.
“Killer Kids” on LMN
Originally on The Biography Channel, “Killer Kids” moved to LMN. The docu-series first premiered in 2012 and tells stories of children who commit “horrific, sometimes unbelievable criminal acts.” Each episode includes re-enactments, as well as eyewitness accounts and other information from the crimes. It’s unclear if new episodes will air in 2016, but old episodes from 2013 to 2015 are available to watch online for free on MyLifetime.com.
“The Jinx” on HBO
In spring 2015 HBO viewers became obsessed with the documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” The six-part series told the story of Durst, a real estate heir accused of multiple murderers and involvement in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie. Durst gave multiple interviews, as well as unrestricted access of his personal records for the documentary. He was arrested on first-degree murder charges a day before the finale. It’s unclear if a second season is in the works, but HBO subscribers can watch the first season on HBO Go or On Demand.