'Making a Murderer' Season 2 Release Date: New Episodes Set To Come In 2017? [VIDEO]
Making a Murderer season 2 might debut as early as this year, according to a new report.
A Netflix spokesperson told People recently that the docuseries Making a Murderer is expected to return by the end of 2017. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are hard at work getting new footage in Wisconsin's Manitowoc County.
"Laura and Moira are 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," Netflix Vice President Cindy Holland told USA Today recently.
Holland also revealed that there are "very few people" at Netflix who know what Ricciardi and Demos are capturing at the moment, "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."
Making a Murderer centers on the trials of Wisconsin native Steven Avery, who was convicted for the murder of a photographer named Teresa Halbach. The docuseries follows the defense team, led by Dean Strang and Jerome Buting, as they work to prove Avery's innocence.
The docuseries was captivating for audiences and critics alike, netting four Emmys in total, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.
Making a Murderer was also met with some criticism, for not properly including both sides of the story in the case.
"There are people who have arguments today about whether or not we left out particular pieces of evidence. I have so many thoughts about that. One is the series was not about taking sides, essentially, in terms of how that case would play out. It wasn't about arguing the evidence," Ricciardi explained to Deadline in August. "We were trying to show that each side had their own theories and each side was trying to demonstrate that they had evidence. It was about let's take the state's best evidence and the defense's best arguments and include those. But we certainly couldn't include everything, and we certainly didn't leave out anything of real significance. So there's that."