The Making a Murderer update will be coming to Netflix next month, the streaming service just announced, as full second season that comes three years after season one. The show will still focus on the two men convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach, Steven Avery and his then-teenage nephew, Brendan Dassey.
The 10 episodes of Making a Murderer part two will premiere Oct. 19, and they’ll take “an in-depth look at the high-stakes postconviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.”
In 2016, the summer after season one premiered, Netflix announced that it was producing new episodes, but it didn’t specify how many or when they’d air. Season one was filmed and edited over 10 years.
Making a Murderer 2’s examination of the post-conviction process will be through the lens of the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, whose murder conviction was overturned but remains in prison because an appeals court ruled against him, and the Supreme Court declined to take his case.
“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.”
Season two will follow Dassey’s lawyers, who work with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, and also Kathleen Zellner, who’s working for Steven Avery.
Netflix says Zellner “has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America” and “uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.”