The first trailer for part two of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” has dropped online.
Back in September, the streaming giant confirmed the Emmy Award-winning documentary series, which followed Steven Avery’s journey in the much-talked-about first season, would be returning to the Midwest to continue the investigation with part two debuting on October 19.
Netflix said in a press release that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos would once again “have exclusive access to Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families, and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf.”
The release added, “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.”
Ricciardi and Demos said of the new series, “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.
“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 2 will introduce viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s post-conviction lawyer, and will follow her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom.
Ricciardi and Demos will also focus on Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary.