We’ve suspected for a while that episode ten of ‘Making a Murderer’ wouldn’t be the last, and creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have just confirmed their intentions to make a sequel.
They’ve spoken to Steven’s new lawyer – wrongful conviction specialist Kathleen Zellner – and they’re hoping to start filming new episodes, charting what happens next.
Speaking at the Stranger than Fiction panel in New York, Laura said:
“Fromour perspective this story is obviously not over. Its real life and (Averys and Brendan Dasseys) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendans case.
We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendans release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this (case).”
Thousands of people came to the conclusion that Steven was innocent – after watching the documentary – and there’ll no doubt be a huge interest in where his case goes next.
There is one problem. In Wisconsin, there’s reportedly a lot of hostility towards Laura and Moira, as people feel their state was represented unfairly – so filming there might be difficult. As Steven’s civil lawyer told the panel:
“The theory is that they have played Wisconsin unfairly. But among those people who think and are a little more educated and thoughtful about these sorts of issues, there is appreciation.”
Are you looking forward to a second season of ‘Making a Murderer’? Let us know in the comments!