If you have a penchant for crime documentaries or just love one hell of a Netflix binge, you’ll no doubt have been absolutely hooked on Making A Murderer (and if you haven’t seen it, we suggest you stop what you’re doing right this second and log into Netflix).
It was the show that had us all gripped to our armchairs, convinced we knew better than police, juries and supreme court judges, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the second series since the first back in 2015.
When is Making A Murderer Part 2 Released on Netflix?
Promised to us in 2017, we *finally* have a release date and we are literally counting down the seconds.
Cancel your plans, people, because Making a Murderer’s “Part 2,” another ten episodes, is gracing Netflix on October 19.
Want a little taster? You’re in luck because the trailer has just been released – and it looks absolutely epic. Here’s your first look…
What was Making A Murderer about?
The first season of Making A Murderer followed the real life story of Steven Avery, a resident of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin who spent 18 years behind bars wrongly imprisoned for rape.
In 2005, he was convicted of the murder of photographer, Teresa Halbach, and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who has learning difficulties and was a teenager at the time, and was also convicted of the crime after apparently being coerced into making a confession.
The programme was nominated for six Emmys and won four, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, and Best Directing for Nonfiction Programming. Theories soon developed among amateur sleuths, with one popular theory being that Avery was framed for the murder by police while he was launching a case against them for his wrongful imprisonment.
What happens in Making A Murderer Part 2?
The second series will follow the post-conviction process as Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, grants series directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, exclusive access into the case as she continues to appeal. Sounds juicy, right?
Speaking about the upcoming show, the series’ directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, said: “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, 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.
“Very few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we’re getting because we’re wanting to keep it really under wraps, and it is an ongoing case, so we’re trying to be sensitive to that.”