Netflix has finally confirmed the premiere date for the follow-up to the critically acclaimed documentary series, Making a Murderer. Making a Murderer Part 2 will premiere on October 19, 2018, with all 10 new episodes available immediately for binge-watching.
“Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” stated executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, 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.”
Part one of Making a Murderer which documented the trials and subsequent convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey was nominated for six Emmy Awards. The documentary series won Emmys in the Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos), Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Ricciardi and Demos), Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series (Demos and Ricciardi), and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Moira Demos) categories.
The docuseries also won a Producers Guild of America award as well as the Critics’ Choice award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming.
The Making a Murderer Part 2 Plot:
“Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging post-conviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. Ricciardi and Demos follow Zellner, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America, as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.
Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan’s case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”