Netflix’s popular 10 part crime documentary “Making a Murderer” is returning to the streaming service sometime this year.
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content, recently told USA Today: “The story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold. We don’t know when for sure new episodes will be coming.”
Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi have apparently been shooting the series in Manitowoc, Wis., and Netflix has allowed them to work at a more helpful pace instead of imposing a hard release date, Elite Daily reports.
Still, details of Season 2 are being guarded quite closely. The case involves Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and has seen developments since Season 1 of the show streamed in late 2015.
Dassey, now 27, was convicted of being party to first-degree murder, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault, in the absence of DNA. He was sentenced to mandatory life in prison with a possibility of parole in November 2048. He was video taped confessing to his involvement in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach, but recanted, immediately after the confession and again at trial.
Dassey’s conviction was overturned on Aug. 12, 2016 on the basis of his conviction being unconstitutionally coerced. He was ordered to be released within 90 days and on Nov. 14, 2016 a U.S. Magistrate, Judge William Duffin ordered him released. Wisconsin’s attorney general filed an emergency appeal and a U.S. Court of Appeals decided to block the release until the appeal was resolved.
Avery on the other hand, now 54, served 18 years for sexual assault and attempted murder from 1985, but was exonerated by DNA testing in 2007.
Then, however, he was charged with the 2005 murder of the Wisconsin photographer and sentenced to life imprisonment. Appeals were filed in January 2016.
Just months ago, Avery reportedly said that he was confident he’d be released, according to Elite Daily.