The bizarre case of accused murderer Steven Avery is examined in the new Netflix 10 part docu-series Making a Murderer premiering on December 18, 2015. An official trailer’s been released for the docu-series from directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos who spent a considerable amount of time interviewing those closest to the Avery case in order to attempt to find out the truth behind the murder charge. Avery’s case was also documented in the book The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction by Michael Griesbach.
The Plot: Making a Murderer examines allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion. The filmmakers look at what went wrong in the first case and question whether scientific advances and legislative reforms over the past three decades have gotten us any closer to delivering truth and justice in the system.