Here is our original report from August:
Netflix's true crime docu-series Making a Murderer debuted on December 18, 2015 and became an instant phenomenon. The murder trial(s) of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were riddled by corruption, and the series not-so-subtly asserted their potential innocence. In the weeks to follow, Reddit threads started side investigations, lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang became justice system stars, and Netflix greenlit a second season -- the examination of Avery and Dassey's sentences was not over yet.
Eight months later, scrutiny over the case may actually pay off: On Friday, according to multiple reports, a federal judge in Milwaukee has overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey.