Steven Avery’s story is not over. The second season of Netflix’s popular true-crime series, Making A Murderer is set to return this October. The streaming giant released a new teaser video to go along with the announcement.
In the teaser for Part 2 a voice that sounds like Avery’s says, “When you’re fighting for your innocence and you need to prove that, it takes time.”
Making A Murderer‘s original run documented the 2006 murder convictions of Avery and Brendan Dassey (his nephew) in the death of Wisconsin photographer, Teresa Halbach. Avery maintained his innocence, and the show explored whether he’d been wrongfully convicted of the crime.
The 10 new episodes will chronicle the process and efforts to exonerate Steven Avery and his nephew. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos returned to the Midwest for season 2, where they resumed their work with Avery and Dassey, alongside the duo’s families and legal teams.
According to Netflix the new season will provide “an in-depth look at the high stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.”
In a statement Ricciardi and Demos said, “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.”
The second season introduces Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, who has a remarkable track record of getting wrongful convictions overturned. Viewers will follow her quest to discover what actually happened to murder victim, Teressa Halbach – while also examining how Avery ended up convicted for her murder.
The season will also follow Dassey’s lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, as they try to prove his confession was involuntary. This fight could take them to the Supreme Court.
Making A Murderer Part 2 is set to premiere October 19th on Netflix.