In telling this story, the show will introduce Kathleen Zellner, a lawyer who specializes in wrongful conviction cases now representing Avery. (Apologies to the Dean Strang-ophiles.) Post-conviction lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin will also play important roles in the proceedings. "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," said Ricciardi and Demos in a press release. "We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers."
When Making a Murderer debuted in 2015, it was one of Netflix's first attempts at a true crime series. In the years since, the genre has grown to become reliably buzzy for the platform, with shows like The Keepers, Wild Wild Country, and Evil Genius generating lots of press. (As with all Netflix shows, actual ratings remain a bit of a mystery.)
With an ever-growing set of options to watch, like the gruesome new I Am a Killer docu-series or the true crime parody American Vandal, Making a Murderer will return to a very different version of Netflix than when it first debuted. We'll have to wait until October to see if viewers will stick with Avery's story for the long haul.