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Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' Is Returning With New Episodes

by Philiana Ng 2:47 PM PDT, July 19, 2016
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Steven Avery’s story continues on.

Netflix’s popular true-crime docu-series, Making a Murderer, which enthralled viewers earlier this year, is returning with brand new episodes, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.

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Making a Murderer follows the case of Avery, now 54, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, now 26, as their respective legal and investigative teams challenge their convictions and the state fights to have their convictions upheld.

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are already in production on the new episodes, which promise to take a deeper look into the post-conviction process and the emotional toll it has taken on those involved.

Avery’s new attorney, Kathleen Zellner, and Dassey’s legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, will also be featured, in addition to the families and key characters close to the case.

Since Making a Murderer debuted on Netflix in December, many have weighed in on whether they believe Avery is guilty or innocent for the 2007 murder of Teresa Halbach, for which he is currently serving a life sentence.

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In January, Nancy Grace told ET that Avery “is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach. And as a crime victim myself, I resent the misbetrayal of the truth, and it makes people mistrust the system. And I don’t like what it’s doing to our justice system."

The docu-series became so popular that more than 100,000 people signed an online petition on WeThePeople asking President Barack Obama to pardon Avery. Even so, Grace, 56, insisted that Making a Murderer doesn’t show the audience the whole truth.

“It's a beautifully put together documentary that leaves out over half the story,” Grace said.

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