Netflix Just Announced the ‘Making a Murderer’ Part 2 Premiere Date
It’s been almost three years since Making a Murderer first hit Netflix, introducing the world to the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, back in 2005. A lot has happened in those three years — including several developments that held up the return of the true crime series — but Netflix announced Tuesday, September 25, that part two of Making a Murderer will premiere on October 19.
“Once somebody’s convicted, they have to move mountains to get out of prison,” a woman says in the trailer Netflix posted to Twitter. It’s not clear who’s talking, but according to Variety, the 10 new episodes will introduce Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s post-conviction lawyer, as well as Dassey’s legal team, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, who are with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.
Netflix says 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.”
Viewers will be able to watch as the series’ creators, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, revisit Avery and Dassey, as well as the people who are fighting to set them free.
“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,” Ricciardi and Demos said in a joint statement.
“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.”
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