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“Making a Murderer” Filmmakers Talk Possible Second Season


Netflix(NEW YORK) — After the success of Making a Murderer, the show’s creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said there is definitely the possibility of a second season of the Netflix series, especially if there are developments in Steven Avery’s case.

“With respect to this story, Steven has ongoing efforts to try to overturn his conviction, Brendan Dassey certainly does, so we will cast a very wide net again, should we have the opportunity,” Demos told ABC News Monday night at the Webby Awards in New York City.

In 2007, Avery and Dassey were both convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  The series delved into all players involved: the prosecution, the police, and Avery’s defense team.

Avery has since obtained new legal representation — Kathleen Zellner of the law firm Kathleen Zellner and Associates — who told ABC affiliate WBAY-TV in January, “Since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing…the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing and that’s what we will be asking to do.”

In an interview with Newsweek, Zellner said she is currently briefing herself on the Halbach case and looking into possible leads outside of Avery.  Nothing new has yet been filed in a court of law.

“We’ll try to get people from all sides once again,” Demos said, if there is movement in Avery’s case. “Hopefully people will choose to participate and help us continue to follow the story.”

“We are looking at several projects, but one of them is future episodes of this same story,” Ricciardi added.

As for season one, Demos said the two filmmakers could never have “expected this level of response.”

“We knew we had made the series we wanted to make,” she said. “But when you’re putting it out into the world, you never know what’s going to happen, how people are going to respond…I don’t know if people are entertained by it, they are engaged by it. That was our intention.”

Ricciardi seconded those sentiments, but added they didn’t make the series to influence or alter the case.

“We never intended to have an impact on the cases themselves. We were there to witness and to document and share…it was for us, holding a mirror up to the system and holding a mirror up to us as people now,” she explained. “How do we treat people who are specially disadvantaged or vulnerable, or different than ourselves? Do we demand justice for everyone?”

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