If, like me, you were transfixed with the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, old onto your hats because the streaming service has ordered new episodes of the series.
Season one garnered six Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series. I was mesmerized by the series, which followed the story of convinced murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendent, Brendan Dassey.
Netflix announced that executive producers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are in production on new episodes of the series. The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of Avery and Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.
This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
The episodes will offer 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.
Zellner says to be prepared for anything. “The new Netflix episodes will reveal all of the new evidence we have developed to show Steven is innocent and was framed for a second time,” she told PEOPLE.
On Tuesday, she tweeted a message to fans of the true crime docu-series: “The best is yet to come.”
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) July 19, 2016
No word on when the new episodes will air, but if they’re in production, we might have a little bit of a wait. Maybe sometime in 2017, would be my guess.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series,” said Ricciardi and Demos in a statement. “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.”
“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,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story.”