‘Making a Murderer’ Part 2 Premiere Date Set at Netflix

Lawrence Kim
September 25, 2018

It's been nearly three years since Netflix viewers dove headfirst into the addictive true crime series Making a Murderer, and though the wait has been long (long enough to probably lose quite a few people's interest, honestly), we've finally got a Season 2 premiere date! Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, who has learning difficulties, is also convicted in connection to the murder, based primarily on a confession he made while under interrogation.

A sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series is set to premiere October 19 on Netflix.

When the ten-episode first season was first launched on Netflix in December 2015 it garnered a huge worldwide audience.

Avery, 56, is now serving a life sentence (without the possibility of parole) for the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach.

Two years later, Avery brought a US$36-million lawsuit against Manitowoc County, Wis., for the wrongful conviction. Prosecutor Ken Kratz argued that the series didn't provide a balanced or fair account of the case, even releasing his own book entitled, Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery And What "Making A Murder" Gets Wrong. With many questions still unanswered - including whether Avery and/or Dassey actually committed the murder - Netflix greenlit a second season of Making a Murder in 2016.

Ricciardi and Demos - who are executive producers, writers and directors of the series - follow Zellner, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America.

Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery's hard-charging postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. "Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit". Dassey's post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, will also be featured as they work to prove that his confession was involuntary. In 2016, a judge granted Avery's request allowing scientific testing to proceed in his case, but previous year, his request for a new trial was denied. But in December 2017, a court of appeals panel voted in favour of upholding his original conviction, in a vote that was split four to three.

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