One of the most obsessed-over exemplars of contemporary true-crime TV is set to return, as Netflix has announced that a second season of “Making a Murderer” is in the works from executive producers/directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The popular documentary series follows a convicted murderer and his co-defendant as they seek to have their convictions (and life sentences) overturned.
“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,” Ricciardi and Demos said in a statement. Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Documentary Programming, added that, “Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system.”
No return date has been announced. “Making a Murderer’s” 10-part first season first premiered last December, winning acclaim and comparisons to the likes of “Serial” and “The Jinx.” It has since received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.