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Watch: Trailer For Netflix’s 10-Episode Docu-Series ‘Making A Murderer’

Watch: Trailer For Netflix's 10-Episode Docu-Series 'Making A Murderer'

This week, true-story enthusiasts got an early Christmas present with the arrival of the first episode of the new season of the “Serial” podcast. And if you can’t get enough of long-form stories, detailing real events and people, Netflix has something new for you to binge over the holidays.

Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the ten-part documentary series “Making a Murderer” will tell the story of Steve Avery, who was wrongly convicted of rape and spent eighteen years in prison. Here’s the synopsis: 

Inspired by a newspaper article from 2005, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have spent the last decade documenting an unprecedented real-life thriller that spans more than thirty years. Set in America’s Heartland, “Making a Murderer” follows the harrowing story of Steven Avery, an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit that threatened to expose corruption in local law enforcement and award him millions of dollars. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
The series takes viewers inside a riveting, high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. The filmmakers have documented every angle of the story, following the second investigation and ensuing trial of the accused, petitioning the court to avoid having to turn over their footage, gathering archival materials, and interviewing those closest to the case.

“Making A Murderer” debuts on December 18th. So after you’ve finished watching “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” give it a spin.

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