Making a Murderer’s second season will premiere sometime this year. That’s as specific as Netflix’s VP of original content, Cindy Holland, could get about the follow-up to the hit docuseries as “the story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold. We don’t know when for sure new episodes will be coming.”
The first season, shot over the course of 10 years, followed Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder in a 1985 case, as well as his 2007 trial and conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also convicted as an accessory to the crime.
Since the show became a huge hit for Netflix, a We the People petition was signed by more than 100,000 people to pardon Avery and Dassey. Unfortunately, the crime was tried in a state court and former President Obama did not have the authority to “pardon a state criminal offense.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did not act on the petition, or virtually any petition, because, as he told the Associated Press in 2013, “[Granting pardons is] not really why I ran for office. It’s not what I campaigned on. It’s not what I talked about.”
Dassey’s case was overturned in a federal court this past August, because his confession was “unconstitutionally coerced.” Porn website xHamster jumped into action to help fund a trip to WrestleMania for the die-hard WWE fan, but state attorneys filed an appeal to block his release. As of January 2017, Brendan Dassey remains in Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin.
Netflix hasn’t stated if any of this will be covered in Season 2, as it’s leaving the program in the hands of documentarians Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi. As Holland of Netflixput it, “Very few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we’re getting because we’re wanting to keep it really under wraps, and it is an ongoing case so we’re trying to be sensitive to that.”
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