Making a Murderer‘s case is being reopened.
Netflix announced on Tuesday that executive producers/directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are in production on new episodes of the true crime series, which earlier this month netted a half-dozen Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series.
The new installments will take viewers back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld. In doing so, the news episodes will deliver exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, and Dassey’s legal team (led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin), as well as “intimate access to the families and characters close to the case.”
Back in January at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos hinted that the watercooler smash would continue in some form. “The story is still unfolding,” he told reporters, “so we’ll certainly take a look at it.”
In a statement, Ricciardi and Demos said of the pick-up, “We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. 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.”