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Netflix Orders New Episodes of ‘Making a Murderer’

Season Two to Focus Again on Convicted Murderer Steven Avery

Netflix has greenlit a second season of true crime series “Making a Murderer.” Nominated for six Emmy Awards, season one of “Making a Murderer,” written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explored the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being exonerated in 2003. In 2005, he was arrested in connection with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a local photographer, and convicted in 2007.

The new installments will take viewers back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld. Included will be exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, and Dassey’s legal team (led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin), as well as “intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.”

The new season of “Making a Murderer” is expected to be streamed on Netflix in 2017.