Netflix Boss Says They Are Considering a Second Season of Making a Murderer
The network hinted at a possible second season this weekend
The case of convicted murderer Steven Avery, spotlighted in the recent Netflix smash documentary series Making a Murderer, is still unfolding in real life. Might that create enough material for a second season?
At least one Netflix executive is saying … maybe.
“The story is still unfolding,” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “So we’ll certainly take a look at it.”
But nothing is formal, he said.
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The 10-part series has made national headlines after its December debut (including being featured on the current cover of PEOPLE).
The series suggested that Avery’s conviction in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach was rigged against Avery from the beginning by local authorities (an accusation they and others have adamantly denied).
Recent weeks have seen petitions circulate calling for Avery to be pardoned and released; and earlier this month, a high-profile Chicago lawyer noted for her work on exoneration cases, announced she would be representing Avery.
Avery filed another appeal in the case, alleging that a juror in the trial bullied the others into convicting him.
Avery’s former attorney Jerry Buting told PEOPLE this month that “some interesting information is surfacing” after all the new attention paid to his case.