The wait is almost over! Nexflix docu-series Making a Murderer became a worldwide phenomenon following its release in December 2015. The twisted story surrounding Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey — who were convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005 — has audiences torn over whether or not Avery committed the murder or if he was framed by local police. Now, the new trailer for Season 2 is here, and you better believe we’ll be clearing our schedule on Oct. 19.
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Netflix VP of original content, Cindy Holland, told USA Today last January: “The story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold.”
Meanwhile, production is officially underway for Convicting a Murderer, a follow-up to Making a Murder. The new series — directed by documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech — is not a sequel but rather a follow-up Rech and his longtime filmmaking partner, attorney Andrew Hale, financed independently.
“When Making A Murderer was produced, many on the law enforcement side of the story could not, or would not, participate in the series, which resulted in a one-sided analysis of the case,” Shawn said in a statement back in February. “This docuseries will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective. It will also share with viewers the traumatic effects of being found guilty and vilified in the court of public opinion.”
Steven is currently behind bars and recently opened up about his life in prison for Teresa’s grisly murder — a crime he still swears he didn’t commit. “I’m going to be free,” Steven, 56, told In Touch in an exclusive phone interview from Waupun Correctional Institution in 2016. “I’m 1,000 percent confident that I’ll be free.”
Making A Murderer: Part 2, premieres on Netflix on Oct. 19, 2018.