Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Making a Murderer Season 2 Focuses on Potential Overturn for Avery?

Making a Murderer Season 2 Focuses on Potential Overturn for Avery?

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Making a Murderer season 2 is on the way. However, the creative minds behind the Netflix documentary did express that they are still looking for ways to continue Steven Avery’s story. With the recent overturn in Brendan Dassey’s conviction, will the filmmakers have something concrete to consider?

In an interview with IndieWire, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke about the path they could pursue in season 2.

According to Ricciardi, Kathleen Zellner’s involvement with the case factored in to a new line of storytelling. She had this to say about Zellner’s fresh take on Avery:

“Kathleen, for instance, was someone who has come along and planned to reinvestigate the case and is looking for answers. She’s someone with an incredible track record. We thought, “She’s sure to make things happen.” If that is going to happen then, we want to be a part of it.”

The Chicago-based lawyer is known for gaining overturns in the wrongful convictions of individuals. She took Avery’s case January of this year.

Zellner’s efforts into the case will certainly play a large role for the second season of the documentary.

Making a Murderer Season 2

Another factor that would affect the line of storytelling for season 2 is Brendan Dassey’s overturned conviction. Dassey is Avery’s nephew and supposedly alibi for Teresa Halbach’s death. After interrogation from authorities, Dassey confessed to helping his uncle kill Halbach. The confession also gathered he helped in disposing the body.

However, the said interrogation is now the subject of the overturn. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin ruled that authorities involved in interrogating Dassey did not use the proper methods of gaining information from him.

The overturn opens hope for Zellner and her team in re-examining evidence against Avery. Because of this, will season 2 feature a brighter path for its subject? Is Ricciardi right in saying that Zellner can make things happen?

Whatever happens, the next set of events will certainly make season 2 more interesting.

Check back on this space for more updates on Making a Murderer season 2.