It’s been a SUPER exciting week for Making a Murderer fans. For starters, ICYMI, we announced several days ago that the hit Netflix series from filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos (who are currently hard at work exposing another court scandal) would be coming back for a second season! *Pause for you to revel in your moment of elation*
And if that news wasn’t exciting enough for you, we’ve just learned that the hit show will actually be back on your radar even sooner than expected, when the series gets its own television makeover on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
The episode, set to air this fall, will be centered on a man who is freed 16 years after his imprisonment thanks to DNA evidence. The show will (intentionally) follow an eerily similar path to that of Making a Murderer’s own Steven Avery, as the man once again becomes a suspect in a murder case.
Playing the role of this pseudo Steven will be Henry Thomas (you know, Elliot from E.T.?), with Ice T.’s character Detective Fin living that Manitowoc County life and reinvestigating the man he erroneously placed behind bars more than a decade earlier.
Juicy, no? Almost like it was… straight out of a documentary?
Hey, with no official release date for season two just yet, we’ll take what we can get!
And who knows? Maybe Ice will surprise us and shed some new insight into the case.
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(h/t E!, photos via Netflix + Emma McIntyre/Getty)