True crime is everyone’s favourite genre at the moment, and it has been for around the last three years. Heck even Kim Kardashian recently got on the Serial podcast around four years late so it’s probably got itself a whole new audience now.

Serial kicked off the craze, but it’s fair to say that Making a Murderer took it to whole new levels. Everyone was hooked on the Netflix series, documenting the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbech and the man who is currently serving a life-sentence for the murder, Steven Avery.

Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Avery, was also involved and was sentenced to life after confessing to assisting the murder. His conviction was later overturned but subsequent hearings ruled against him.

The story gripped the world, and people have been vicariously keeping up to date with news and the like, but now we can keep a better eye on the case, as the fellas at Netflix are releasing a second season.

The next ten episodes will follow the families and legal teams of the two convicted men as they aim to exonerate them.

Kathleen Zellner, a post-conviction lawyer specialising in wrongful convictions, is a new addition to the show and will be helping with Avery’s case. It’s said in a statement about season two that she has “unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbech and how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.”

Making a Murder filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said in a press statement:

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.

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.

Part two will be available from the 19th of October. Cancel your plans.

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