Justice has come a long way on in the long-form investigative series TV genre, opening closed cases and putting the focus on prosecutorial and legal defense mistakes. Making a Murderer season 2 will be available to stream on Netflix globally in October.
The 10 new episodes of Making a Murderer Part 2 will continue to followed the case of Steven Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of 25 year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
Making a Murderer Season 2 Trailer
The Making a Murderer Season 2 trailer has arrived, previewing an outing of the popular true crime series that – out of obvious necessity – is breaking its fourth wall.
As you may recall, the 2015 Christmas season was invaded by the Netflix pop culture phenomenon of Making a Murderer, which had just about everyone talking about incarcerated Wisconsan Steven Avery, evoking a national conversation that either espoused his guilt for the murder of Teresa Halbach or cited purported police corruption that possibly framed him. Indeed, the trailer showcases how the series has impacted the case and the continuing attempts by Avery’s lawyers to achieve his exoneration.
Making a Murderer Season 2 Release Date
Making a Murderer Part 2 will be available to stream on Netflix globally on October 19.
Making a Murderer Season 2 Details
The first part of the docu-series explored the theory Avery was framed for the murder by the local police. It also focused on the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after confessing to assisting him with the murder.
The show brought Dassey’s story to the public, as he appealed to overturn his conviction on the basis his confession was obtained improperly. A federal magistrate judge declared in 2016 that Dassey’s confession was coerced. His conviction was overturned and the Dassey was ordered released from prison. The hearings that followed, ruled against him. The Supreme Court declined to hear Dassey’s final appeal in June this year.
“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,” Ricciardi and Demos said in a statement. “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.”
For Making a Murderer Part 2 introduces viewers to Avery’s post-conviction lawyers Kathleen Zellner, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will provide an “in-depth look at the high-stakes postconviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved,” according to Netflix. As the lawyers fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary
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