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Entertainment 'Making a Murderer' Season 2 will hit Netflix Oct. 19

When the original series premiered on Netflix in late 2015, it was part of a cultural wave of renewed interest in grisly true crime stories that also included the podcast “Serial” and HBO’s “The Jinx.”

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Netflix has announced the premiere date for the follow up to “Making a Murderer,” Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos’ popular true crime documentary series. Part Two, consisting of 10 episodes, is set to debut Oct. 19, and will detail the “high-stakes post-conviction process” in the cases of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who in 2007 was convicted of killing a 25-year-old woman, and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who was 16 at the time, and also convicted of the murder.

When the original series premiered on Netflix in late 2015, it was part of a cultural wave of renewed interest in grisly true crime stories that also included the podcast “Serial” and HBO’s “The Jinx.”

“Making a Murderer” also led to highly publicized legal attempts to fight the convictions of Avery and especially Dassey, whose depiction as detailed in “Making a Murderer” strongly suggested that his confession, full of contradictions, had been coerced by law enforcement. Courts have gone back and forth on the issue, overturning and then upholding his conviction in a series of decisions since the series was released.

In June, the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal. Avery and Dassey remain in prison.

According to Netflix, “Making a Murderer Part 2” will feature Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s post-conviction lawyer, as well as Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers.

“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 said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to share this new phase of the journey with viewers.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

Aisha Harris © 2018 The New York Times

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