It’s been a long hard wait folks, but it’s almost over! Making A Murderer captured the attention of true crime fans across the globe in 2015, when the Netflix docu-series had everyone questioning the fairness of the American justice system after Steven Avery‘s decades-long incarceration. It’s been three years since the first season, and now Netflix has announced that Season 2 is coming in a few short weeks!
Making A Murderer: Part 2, will premiere on Oct. 19, 2018. A brief trailer for the new season says, “once somebody’s convicted, they have to move mountains to get out of prison. When you’re fighting for your innocence, you need to prove that and it takes time.”
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 25, 2018
Time, indeed. Steven has now been behind bars for decades, first serving 18 years for a crime he did not commit and was exonerated for. Then, in 2005, he was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, WI. Ever since, he has been trying to prove his innocence, and the cameras have been rolling for the past thirteen years as he and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, try to appeal and overturn their convictions.
Fans have been split ever since the first season: some believe that Steven and Brendan did commit this heinous crime. Others think it’s cut and dry: they’re both innocent and the police were always out to get them. Hopefully the new part to the series will give fans even more clarity.
If you haven’t watched the original series, you can still stream Part 1 on Netflix right now, and definitely have time to finish the 10-episode show before the new one begins in less than two weeks — trust us, once you start, you won’t be able to stop binging.