FINALLY. After almost three years, Netflix’s massive hit true crime documentary series Making A Murderer has a premiere date for Part 2.
The Emmy-winning docuseries about convicted murderer Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey will send people into another binge-watching frenzy beginning on October 19 with its global premiere.
This will be a direct follow-up to the original series, unlike the previously announced Convicting A Murderer which reportedly went into production back in February.
According to Deadline…
Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging post-conviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. [Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos] follow Zellner as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.
Not to be left out, though he certainly would be used to it, Avery’s co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey will also be featured again as his post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, fight to get his conviction overturned.
Dassey, at one point in February of 2016, was supposed to be released from prison, having had his sentence overturned. Later, in November of that same year, he again was ordered to be released.
The Wisconsin Attorney General then appealed and Dassey was not allowed to be released and a month later a Federal Court upheld his conviction.
His attorneys then appealed to the United States Supreme Court, but Dassey was once again denied his long-awaited opportunity to attend WrestleMania.
“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,” executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira 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.”
No word on whether of not heartthrob lawyer Dean Strang will make an appearance in Part 2 yet.
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I think I speak for everyone when I say if he doesn’t a least make a small cameo at some point, we riot.