We still don’t know what Season 2 of Netflix’s Making a Murderer might look like, though enough has happened to swing the narrative in multiple directions. Last summer saw alleged accomplice Brendan Dassey nearly free on an overturned conviction; now upheld, but what does it mean?
We’re still not sure what to expect from Season 2 of Netflix’s true-crime breakout Making a Murderer; whether new episodes could arrive in installments, or if the case takes significant serves between now and then. Nonetheless, Netflix now confirms we’ll be seeing more updates on the Steven Avery case with fresh episodes this year.
The ten-year development of Netflix’s Making a Murderer left it all-but-impossible to envision what format a second season would take, especially as new headlines from the case continually alter the narrative. Netflix’s immediate plan is as open a mystery as the Teresa Halbach case itself, but it seems filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi are already editing together new episodes.
Whether or not you subscribe to Netflix’s Making a Murderer championing Steven Avery’s innocence, few would argue the cruelty of Avery’s cousin Brendan Dassey being railroaded as an accomplice. There may yet be good news on that front, as Dassey’s overturned conviction and release have been made official, even as the state intends to re-try him.
The narrative of Netflix’s Making a Murderer got a major shot in the arm when Steven Avery’s cousin and alleged accomplice Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned, making it possible he’d walk free. Right on schedule, however, the state of Wisconsin has appealed the decision, potentially keeping Dassey behind bars longer.
Just when you thought the buzz around Netflix’s Making a Murderer had died down, the overturned conviction of Steven Avery’s “accomplice” Brendan Dassey got followers buzzing. Now, weeks away from Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner filing a new appeal, a new report suggests that an alternate suspect could finally clear Avery’s name.
The ten-year production of Netflix’s Making a Murderer leaves it unclear what a confirmed second season will chronicle, but there may at least be some in-house drama to start. Following Avery’s recent words decrying series breakout laywers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang, the former has now made a statement on his ex-client’s claims.
Initial outrage around the Steven Avery case chronicled in Netflix’s Making a Murderer appeared to have cooled (it was about 700 outrages ago), but it seems the story will indeed continue. Netflix has confirmed filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have begun production of a second season, centering on new developments in the Avery and Dassey cases.
Recent rumblings have suggested that Netflix Making a Murderer focus Steven Avery may yet have more to his story, but many viewers were equally captivated by defense attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting. Now, the former’s breakout fame has netted a new Covert Media docuseries focusing on flaws in the system, titled Dean Strang: Road to Justice.
The decade of documentation that went into Netflix’s Making a Murderer presents a challenge following up anytime soon, but new developments in the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey may yet bring directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos back to work. A breaking upset may yet see an official Making a Murderer Season 2 update as early as March, according to reports.
There’s no easy way to imagine a “sequel” to Netflix’s breakout documentary Making a Murderer, its first season comprised of 700 hours pared down over ten years, and with Steven Avery’s case fairly settled for the moment. Still, Netflix raised hopes this past weekend for Making a Murderer Season 2 possibilities, and now dashes them quite expertly.
The Netflix Making a Murderer train hasn’t slowed down one bit, each day bringing new updates and developments on the Steven Avery case from all sides, and Netflix may finally take heed. The streaming giant is considering their options for a second season, noting that “the story is still unfolding.”