After becoming one of the most successful and talked about Netflix series of all-time in 2015, Making A Murderer is finally back with the latest updates from the Steven Avery case.
The first season — which was originally released on Netflix on December 18, 2015 — chronicled the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen.
In 2003, after he was fully exonerated due to DNA evidence, Avery filed a $36-million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County, its former sheriff, and its former district attorney for wrongful conviction and imprisonment. However, just two years later in 2005, Avery was arrested on charges of murdering local photographer Teresa Halbach and was convicted in 2007, finding himself back in prison.
In addition to Avery’s trials and tribulations, the first season of Making A Murderer followed the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was also charged in the murder. Dassey’s conviction was largely based on his confession under interrogation, which has since become a point of controversy.
Season one of Making A Murderer became such a cultural phenomenon that a 2015 petition to the White House to pardon Avery garnered more than 500,000 signatures, forcing the White House to release a statement that noted “the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense”
Following the massive success of the first season — which was filmed over the course of ten years — Netflix announced in July 2016 that they were filming a second season that would explore the aftermath of Dassey’s conviction and the numerous appeals that have taken place.
Making A Murderer: Part 2, which consists of ten episodes, premieres on Netflix at 3 a.m. EST on Friday, October 19
Making A Murderer: Part 2 Premiere Time & Date Details
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 3:00 a.m. EST, 12 a.m. PST