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MAKING A MURDERER: Season 2 is in Production at Netflix

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Making a Murderer: Season 2 Production Has Begun

It was announced today that production has begun on the second season of Netflix‘s Making a Murderer. The first season focused on the two murder trials of Steven Avery and the murder trial of Brendan Dassey. The second season of Making a Murderer will focus on Avery and Dassey’s legal teams trying to overturn their convictions and life sentences.

Those legal teams include Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s lawyer, and Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, Dassey’s lawyers.

Season 2 of Making a Murderer will provide “an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved…as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.”

Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming Lisa Nishimura said in the announcement today that:

“Because of [Laura Ricciardi]’s and [Moira Demos]’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system. We’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story.”

I would have to say that that assertion is accurate. Making a Murderer maybe the best documentary series that I have ever seen. I, like many others, became captivated and binge-watched the entire first season in a single day. Season 1 of Making a Murderer has a “approval rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 8.6/10.”

The official Making a Murderer: Season 2 press release:

Netflix Announces New Episodes of Making a Murderer
Season One Garnered 6 Emmy Award Nominations, Including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 19, 2016 – Netflix today announces that Executive Producers / Directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are in production on new episodes of the Emmy-nominated Making a Murderer. The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.

This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.

The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.

“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold” said creators, Ricciardi and Demos.

“Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “We’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story.”

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