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Netflix’s Making A Murderer sequel premieres in October

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The second part of the Emmy-award winning documentary series returns to the Midwest

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The second part of hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer has an official release date of Oct. 19.

The original 10 episodes followed Steven Avery, who was exonerated after DNA evidence proved he did not commit a sexual assault and attempted murder nearly two decades prior, but who was then charged with the murder of a local photographer after his release. The series spanned over a decade, exploring Avery’s highly controversial murder trial.

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to Wisconsin, with exclusive access to Avery, his nephew and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, and their families and lawyers. Part 2 of Making a Murderer will detail the post-conviction process and the effects of it on all involved. It will also introduce defense lawyers Katherine Zellner, one of the nation’s leading defense attorneys, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any other lawyer in the country.

“Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” said Ricciardi and Demos in a press release. “Building on Part 1, which documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit. We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”