Netflix has announced the highly-anticipated second chapter of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series Making a Murderer will arrive on October 19. The second chapter will focus on Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey and the post-conviction process, exploring “the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.”
“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,” said 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.”
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 25, 2018
Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s “hard-charging” post-conviction lawyer, will be a focal point of Part 2. Zellner works to uncover evidence around Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.
Avery was found guilty along with his nephew Dassey, of the murder of Halbach in 2005. The first part of documentary showed many contradictions in the prosecutor’s case and prompted many fans of the show calling for Avery and Dassey’s release.