After months of speculation, the good news has finally been officially confirmed: Making a Murderer is coming back for more. Netflix announced Tuesday that the Emmy-nominated docu-series was currently in production on the "next chapter" of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey's story. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who co-directed the series' first season, will helm the new episodes.
"We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series," Ricciardi and Demos said in a press release. "The viewers' interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold." Netflix, just like the rest of us, is also understandably stoked about the series' continuation:
"Because of Ricciardi's and Demos' incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system," Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming, said Tuesday. "We're thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story."
The new chapter of Making a Murderer, Netflix said Tuesday, will take a closer look at the "high-stakes post-conviction process" by introducing viewers to Avery's new legal team, led by Kathleen Zellner. Zellner, speaking to Newsweek earlier this year, said her team had already identified "a couple" new suspects in the controversial murder of Teresa Halbach.
Additional details, including a release date, have not yet been announced.