'Making a Murderer' Season 2 May Arrive in 2017
Netflix's true crime documentary series Making a Murderer was as upsetting as it was captivating, grabbing a wide audience and putting all eyes on the case of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Since that late 2015 finale, more has happened regarding the case, almost entirely due to the show's existence itself. So, now there's enough material for a second season, and it may be arriving in 2017.
VP of original content at Netflix, Cindy Holland, spoke with USA Today, and told them that while they aren't sure when the new episodes will arrive, 2017 is a possibility. "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."
It's been made known that series creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have been developing a second season over the past year. But while season one took a decade to come together, things are happening a lot swifter this time around.
"Laura and Moira are (in Manitowoc) shooting regularly and working on what the right story is to tell in the next set, so we’re deferring to them on when it will be ready. 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," said Holland.
Here's the synopsis for season 2, released by Netflix back in July of last year: 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.