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New episodes of 'Making a Murderer' headed for Netflix

Steven Avery, the subject of "Making a Murderer," was exonerated in a sexual assault case after spending 18 years in prison, only to be convicted of murder two years later.

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Steven Avery, the subject of "Making a Murderer," was exonerated in a sexual assault case after spending 18 years in prison, only to be convicted of murder two years later.

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Making a Murderer, the much-binged Netflix sensation that brought national attention to the troubling and sometimes unbelievable sexual assault and murder cases of Steven Avery, isn't over yet. Netflix announced today that new episodes of the Emmy-nominated true crime series are in production.

The series told the story of Avery's conviction for attempted murder and sexual assault, and his remarkable exoneration via DNA evidence that cleared him of those crimes after he'd spent 18 years in prison. 

Only two years later, Avery and his nephew were arrested for murdering a local photographer. Avery is currently serving a life sentence for that crime, but Making a Murderer presented evidence meant to show holes in the murder investigation, and suggested that law enforcement had a vendetta against Avery. 

The new episodes will follow Avery and his new legal team as it works to exonerate him once again.

"The episodes will offer 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," a Netflix news release said.

There's no word on when the new episodes will premiere, but the pace of the production will depend on the speed of the court system. The first, 10-episode season by creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos took a solid decade of filming to complete.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:35pm]

    

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