It鈥檚 already been over a year since Netlflix released Making a Murderer, not only filling that long-lingering Serial void in our lives and giving us ALL unexpected crushes on a couple of normcore defense lawyers, but even inspiring petitions to the White House to get involved in freeing Steven Avery.

A lot has happened since the true crime doc series aired, thanks in no small part to the attention the show brought to the case: Steven Avery got聽engaged again, and Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned (though the court blocked his release shortly after he was ordered released). All of these developments will no doubt appear in the second season, which was announced with no fixed date back in the summer. If you鈥檙e getting as antsy as us for a follow up, there鈥檚 some good news AND bad news about the next season. The good? It鈥檒l be available sometime in 2017. The bad? We鈥檙e STILL not quite sure when, though now we at least have an understanding of why details have been slim.

鈥淭he story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold,鈥 Netflix鈥檚 VP of original content Cindy Holland said at the recent Realscreen Summit.

鈥淸Series creators] Laura Ricciardi and Moira [Demos] are on the ground [in Manitowoc] shooting regularly and working on what the right story is to tell in the next set, so we鈥檙e deferring to them on when it will be ready,鈥 she continued. 鈥淰ery few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we鈥檙e getting because we鈥檙e wanting to keep it really under wraps and it is an ongoing case, so we鈥檙e trying to be sensitive to that.鈥

Excited to get started at #Realscreen17! Will you be joining us today?

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It makes sense 鈥 it鈥檚 a complex story to tell, with a lot of factors to consider. It has to be done correctly, and very carefully. And when you consider that the original series took over 10 years to make to this point, we鈥檙e lucky it鈥檚 not gonna take even longer.

Netflix says the new episodes will look at 鈥渢he high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved,鈥 as well as 鈥渙ffer exclusive access to Avery鈥檚 new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey鈥檚 legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.鈥

Will you keep following the Making a Murderer series? Let us know over @BritandCo.

(h/t Realscreen, photo via Netflix)