Molly Thomson
September 25, 2018 10:11 am

Making a Murderer is heavily responsible for making America head-over-heels obsessed with true crime—and now, two years later, we’re finally getting a second installment of the hit Netflix documentary.

Part 2 of the series will bring viewers back to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s potentially wrongful convictions, this time focusing on their experiences after imprisonment.

A press release from Netflix teases, “Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.”

Ten (count ’em, ten) new episodes? We can’t wait.

“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,” Ricciardi and Demos explained.

In case that’s not enough to tempt you, here’s what else we know: There will be a slew of new characters, including Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s “hard-charging” lawyer, who has “righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America.” We also meet Dassey’s lawyers, who might just take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

After years of anticipation, we can expect the second installment October 19th on Netflix.

We’ll be counting the days—along with every other self-made TV detective.

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