The anticipated second chapter of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos‘ Netflix original true crime docuseries Making A Murderer will premiere next month across the streaming giant.
The 10-part chapter – dubbed Making A Murderer Part 2 – will premiere Oct. 19 and provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
The Emmy-winning series, which was renewed in July 2016, will revisit the case of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey as they challenge their convictions with new legal teams.
In Part 2, cameras will follow post-conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers new evidence in her attempts to prove Avery’s wrongful conviction in the death of Teresa Halbach, and win back his freedom.
Additionally, Ricciardi and Demos chronicle Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was coerced.
Making a Murderer Part 2 is a Synthesis Films Production. Ricciardi and Demos are executive producers, writers and directors.
“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 joint statement.
They continued: “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.”