BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Netflix announced Tuesday that new episodes of the acclaimed documentary series “Making a Murderer” are in production.
The new installments will continue documenting the life of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.
According to Netflix, the new episodes will provide an in-depth look at the post-conviction process, as well as the emotional toll on everyone involved. Producers were also given exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, as well as characters close to the case.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold,” said creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
The first season of the show was recently nominated for six Emmy awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series.
“Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system,” said Netflix VP Lisa Nishimura.
No word on when the episodes are scheduled to be released.