Following the announcement of six Emmy nominations, the Netflix documentary creators have announced in a press release that new episodes of “Making a Murderer,” are currently in production.
The series centered around convicted murderer Steven Avery, the upcoming episodes will follow his on-going challenge against his conviction. New characters are to enter the story, Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey’s legal team, and of course more from the Avery family.
“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.
Audiences became engrossed by the reality series after the speculation of corruption in Manitowoc’s sheriff’s department. Avery was wrongly convicted of rape in 1985 and served 18 years before being proven innocent and freed in 2003. Then in 2005, Avery was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach after an alarming amount of evidence was found in and around his home.
The controversy that had fans of the show talking arose after Avery’s lawyers began uncovering some suspicious coincidences that pointed to Manitowoc County trying to frame Avery for the murder.
No word as to when the series will return to Netflix or how many episodes are on the way but many are curious to find out where Avery’s case stands.