The convictions were only the beginning. The worldwide phenomenon Making a Murderer continues October 19th, only on Netflix. Today, we get a look into the post-conviction process and the struggles experienced by Stephen Avery over the last few years in the first official trailer for Making a Murderer Part 2, along with the poster.
Netflix presents the highly-anticipated second chapter of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series Making a Murderer, which followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer.
Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
It's been almost three years since we last checked in on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Making a Murderer became a phenomenon when it launched on Netflix back in 2015, quickly grabbing audiences' attention, almost holding them captive as this docu-series became a benchmark in binge television. Now, Avery and Dassey's case continues to push on.
Making a Murderer Season 2 spans 10 all-new episodes, bringing an in-depth look at the high-stakes conviction process, while exploring the harsh realities and emotional toll this kind of procedure has on all involved. Executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos recently opened up about the process behind making this second part of the docu-series, and continuing it forward into the future. Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams are thanked for their gracious hospitality, and for opening a bigger window into the 'complex web of American criminal justice'.
These new episodes will further build upon what transpired in Part 2. New episodes will be used to chronicle the experience of the convicted and imprisoned as these two men each face 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."
Season 2 will introduce viewers to Avery's hard-charging post-conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she sets out to prove Avery has been wrongly convicted, trying to win the man back his freedom. Zellner's story will be told from her point-of-view. She is known for righting more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. Audiences will get to watch her tirelessly work the case as she uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have really happened to Teresa Halbach. It will also be further explored about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.
New episodes 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, a fight that could take Brendan's case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Making a Murderer Season 2 arrives from Synthesis Films Production. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are executive producing, as well as writing and directing. Take a look at the return of Making a Murderer as it prepares for its big October 19 launch in all it's streaming entirety, direct from the Netflix Youtube Channel.