The next chapter of the true-crime sensation Making a Murderer is officially happening.
In 2015, the Netflix docuseries took an inside look at the bizarre Avery-Dassey case in which Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, were charged with and convicted of murdering photographer, Teresa Halbach in 2005. Avery and Dassey’s lawyers insist this was a wrongful conviction. The series took a look at the evidence presented, possible corruption within the investigation and the structure of the trial itself, allowing viewers of the series to form their own opinions of Avery and Dassey’s guilt or innocence.
Announced on Thursday, the sequel series titled Convicting a Murderer will be directed by filmmaker Shawn Rech and produced by Chicago Attorney Andrew Hale. The new series will focus more closely on the legal case built against Avery and Dassey. In a statement, Rech said:
“When Making a Murderer was produced, many on the law enforcement side of the story could not, or would not, participate in the series, which resulted in a one-sided analysis of the case. This docu-series will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective. It will also share with viewers the traumatic effects of being found guilty and vilified in the court of public opinion.”
Currently, there is no network of streaming service attached to the series, however, Rech and Hale have secured independent financing for the project and will shop the series around.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
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