“Making a Murderer” has finally been given the greenlight for Season 2. Netflix announced Tuesday that the popular docu-series, which first premiered in December, is coming back and will give fans a deeper look at convicted murderer Steven Avery’s case surrounding the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach.
In a joint statement, via E! News, “Making a Murderer” directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi said they were “extremely grateful” that people supported the first docu-series. “The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over,” they said. “And we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold.”
In February, Demos and Ricciardi told a group of reporters at the Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York that they were hoping Netflix would be interested in them telling more of Avery and Brandan Dassey’s stories. Dassey is the nephew of Avery and is also in prison on charges related to Halbach’s murder. Both are serving life sentences. “From our perspectives this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said.
According to a press release about Season 2, the new episodes will show Avery and Dassey’s legal teams challenging their convictions as the “State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.” The new season will also include Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner.
In March, Zellner opened up about Avery’s case telling Newsweek that she found new suspects and each man had a connection to Halbach. “We have a couple. I’d say there’s one, leading the pack by a lot,” she said. “But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run.” Zellner also told the magazine that she’s working on uncovering new leads, which includes two phone calls Halbach made to a man who was recently arrested for sex crimes. The lawyer is also seeking new forensic tests and speaking with experts.
Shortly after Netflix announced it was moving forward with “Making a Murderer” Season 2, Zellner tweeted that the “best is yet to come.” The new episodes have not been given a release date yet.