Making A Murderer
A Netflix spokesperson revealed a likely release date of “Making A Murderer” Season 2. Netflix

Netflix’s controversial docuseries “Making A Murderer” will air new episodes this year but the question remains when? Finally, we may have an answer.

The series, which follows the story of Manitowoc County resident Steven Avery who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, will most likely air Season 2 in late 2017. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to People that new episodes will be released before the end of the year. However, the executive maintained that the streaming service has no official launch date set yet.

Right now, “Making A Murderer” creators Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi are in Manitowoc shooting the second season of the highly sensitive show. “Laura and Moira are (in Manitowoc) shooting regularly and working on what the right story is to tell in the next set, so we’re deferring to them on when it will be ready,” Netflix’s VP of original content, Cindy Holland, told USA Today. “Very few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we’re getting because we’re wanting to keep it really under wraps and it is an ongoing case so we’re trying to be sensitive to that.”

Released in December 2015, “Making A Murderer” explored the story of Avery who was wrongfully convicted of raping and murdering Penny Beerntsen. He was later exonerated of all charges in 2003 with the help of the Innocence Project when the DNA at the crime scene matched that of another man.

Once freed, Avery filed a $36 million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County and other officials who were a part of his arrest and conviction.

Then, in 2005, the 10-episode series showed that Avery was charged for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also charged with her murder. In 2007, both of them were convicted. However, “Making A Murderer” highlighted instances of evidence tampering and prosecutorial misconduct during the trial.

“Making A Murderer” Season 1 is currently available for streaming on Netflix.