The entire nation was gripped by the release of Making A Murderer last December, with the documentary becoming the only topic of conversation for anyone with a Netflix account.
The ten-part series followed the lives of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who were given lengthy jail sentences for their alleged involvement in the death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
The documentary raised serious questions about the investigation carried out by Manitowoc County Police Department into the murder and sparked calls for both Avery and Dassey’s release.
Those hoping for an update on the case are in luck as Netflix announced last night that the series will return to the streaming site.
Executive producers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos confirmed that they have begun work on a second season of Making A Murderer but it is not known when the new episodes will be released.
The series will follow Avery and Dassey’s investigative and legal teams as they “challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld”.
“This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as the emotional toll the process takes on all involved,” said Netflix.
It is not known whether Jerry Buting and Dean Strang will be involved in the return of the show but Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Dassey’s legal team will feature, alongside their families and other characters close to the case.
“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 Ricciardi and Demos.