- Netflix announced on Tuesday that “Making a Murderer” Part 2 will premiere October 19.
- The new season will be “over 10 episodes,” and follow Kathleen Zellner, the postconviction lawyer for Steven Avery, the subject of the popular first season.
More “Making a Murderer” is coming in less than a month.
Netflix announced on Tuesday that part two of the hit documentary true-crime series will premiere on the streaming service on October 19, and released a teaser for the new season.
You can watch the teaser below:
— Netflix (@netflix) September 25, 2018
Netflix also released story details for part two. The new season will be “over 10 episodes” and introduce viewers to Kathleen Zellner, the post-conviction lawyer for the subject of the first season, Steven Avery, “in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom.”
Over 10 new episodes, #MakingAMurderer Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. https://t.co/sTVFjQ35Lo
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) September 25, 2018
Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” premiered in 2015 and captured viewers’ attention with its real-life story of Avery, who served nearly two decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder. He was released in 2003 and exonerated, only to be convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach in a different case two years later.
Brenden Dassey, Avery’s nephew, was also arrested and convicted in relation to that case. Since the release of “Making a Murderer” season one, a judge ruled in 2016 that Dassey’s confession was coerced. Despite an order from the judge that he be released, Dassey remained behind bars due to an appeal from the Wisconsin Justice Department. In 2017, a panel voted to uphold Dassey’s original conviction.
Avery was also sentenced to life in prison. In 2017, the Wisconsin Circuit Court denied Zellner’s appeal for a new trial for Avery.
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