Although almost everyone has already binge-watched Netflix’s shocking new true crime documentary series “Making a Murderer,” that doesn’t mean they’re ready to stop talking about it. That’s why Investigation Discovery is airing a follow up documentary designed to present those fascinated by the Steven Avery case with more information about it.
“Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty?” will premiere on ID, the Discovery-owned true-crime network, Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. EST. Hosted by “Dateline’s” Keith Morrison, the hour-long, in-depth look at the same case that made the Netflix docu-series so popular will reexamine the circumstances surrounding the trial, which resulted in a guilty verdict against Avery for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery is currently serving a life sentence in prison for the crime but maintains his innocence. Not only does the special promise to update fans on the status of the case, but it claims to have new information that was not presented in “Making a Murderer,” according to Variety.
After “Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty?” airs, fans can check the Investigation Discovery website to stream the full story online through their web browser. For those that prefer to watch it on TV but can’t tune in to the 9 p.m. premiere, the network will continue to play the “Steven Avery” documentary throughout the weekend. According to TV Guide, encore presentations will air at midnight and 4 a.m. EST on Sunday Jan. 31. On Feb. 1, the event will air again at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST.
The Avery case captivated Netflix users after “Making a Murderer” raised serious questions about his guilt. Despite his many years spent in prison and his failed appeal, Avery has maintained his innocence for the crime. The producers of the Netflix series presented the idea that the now 53-year-old Avery was framed by local police in an act of retaliation for the lawsuit he was pursuing against them following a previous wrongful conviction in 1985.
"We are excited to share with viewers the latest in this compelling saga," Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said in a statement (via E! Online). "Following our investigation, we expect that [the Steven Avery special] will present crucial testimony and information that addresses many of the questions surrounding Steven Avery."
The Investigation Discovery special is the second follow up to "Making a Murderer" that will air this weekend. As previously reported, "Dateline NBC" will air its own special surrounding the Steven Avery Case on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10:00 p.m. EST.