Making a Murderer was one of the most talked about shows from the past year. However, if you thought you’d seen the last of Steven Avery, you thought wrong.  Netflix just announced  their acclaimed crime documentary will be returning soon. The quest for justice and truth continues with Making a Murderer Season 2. What can fans expect from the next chapter of Avery’s story?

What started as merely a ten-part documentary has since evolved into hit show for the streaming network. Most fans didn’t really expect it to get a second season, though. But Netflix seems to think there’s more to this story than the first season showed.

According to Netflix’ own media center, fans can expect the documentary series to continue with all new episodes. The Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming, Lisa Nishimura, herself confirmed how “thrilled” they are to continue the series.

Instead of picking up a new case next season, though, producers chose to revisit last season’s main case study. They aren’t done with Avery just yet. The show’s second season will still focus on him, as well as his nephew and co-defendant Brendan Dassey. However, this time, it will dig a little deeper into the process they both had to go through, post conviction.

The episodes will include both “intimate” and “exclusive” interviews with the families involved in the case. It will also introduce Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner, along with Dassey’s lawyers Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin.

When will Making a Murderer Season 2 premiere? No word as of yet to confirm this. The show’s first installment did take ten years to make, though. Will the second take just as long? Stay tuned for updates.


Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos wrote and directed the show’s critically acclaimed first season. It tells the story of Steven Avery, a man from Wisconsin. Avery proved to be innocent after spending 18 years in prison for the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen. Avery, along with Dassey, later found himself in prison for allegedly murdering Teresa Halbach.

Making a Murderer Season 2 will explore these stories further.