'Making A Murderer': Netflix announces release date for Season 2
After Part 1 took us on an unusual yet believable ride about everything that is corrupted when it comes to the law, Part 2 will take us deeper into why all of that happened.
Laura Ricciardi's 'Making a Murderer' is returning for a second season, and Netflix has already announced the date of the premiere on October 19. In this docuseries, the story follows the loopholes in the criminal justice system which often deems a person criminal in spite of the convict's consistent plea of innocence.
The first part, which was almost 10 years in the making, followed the story of DNA exoneree, Steven Avery. However, unlike the very first DNA exoneree, David Vasquez (who was the first defendant to be released on account of DNA testing in 1989), Avery continuously finds himself being the prime suspect in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Things take an even more unfair turn when his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who apparently has learning difficulties, is pulled into the case and later compelled to confess his crime, along with Avery's, in the murder and sexual assault of Halbach.
The case isn't over. Making a Murderer Part 2. October 19. https://t.co/lsh3cpubpx— Making A Murderer (@MakingAMurderer) September 25, 2018
Both Avery and Dassey are charged with murder and the second part of the series will be presenting a detailed look into the high-stakes post-conviction process. In the upcoming new episodes, a ton of new secrets are set to emerge. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told reporters after his session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, "There is a ton of info that wasn’t explored just in the confines of the episodes we’ve already done. There’s a lot of new information coming up.” While the episodes are being spun out by filmmakers, Laura Ricciardi, and Moira Demos, Part 2 will bring in new characters, such as the post-conviction lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who will uncover new evidence which might help explain the case better.
So far only 1 Judge has ruled on Avery. At least 10 more will review before a final decision is made— on this evidence. If he is not freed we will file again. Never going to end until he is free. @lifeafterten @michellemalkin #makinganexonoree— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) September 8, 2018
Zellner's discoveries will look back at the Halbach murder case in order to examine just how and why the jury convicted Avery, in spite of him pleading innocence. Both Ricciardi and Demos, said, "Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice. 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. We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”
Incredible talk at @NorthwesternLaw happening right now, featuring David Rudolf of #TheStaircase, @JButing of #MakingaMurderer, and our own @sdrizin of the @NorthwesternCWC. Inspiring words from these justice-minded thought leaders! pic.twitter.com/0AZ8tnifTX— Laura Nirider (@LauraNirider) September 10, 2018
The show will also follow Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary.