Making a Murderer season 2: What we know so far about the follow up to Netflix's Steven Avery documentary

The filmmakers have already spoken to the convicted man with an eye towards future episodes

Making a Murder was a surprise hit for Netflix, with everyone from Kim Kardashian to my neighbour joining the streaming service just to watch the gripping documentary.

Having been such a major success, there is much talk about the possibility of a sequel, continuing the investigation into Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s involvement with the murder of Teresa Halbach.

Armchair detectives around the world have been attempting to find more information about the case while those involved are doing various media appearances. A lot has seemingly happened with regards Steven Avery, even the White House issued an official statement as to why they can't pardon him. 

So, what can we expect from a second series of Making a Murder? Here’s everything we know so far.

The filmmakers have already interviewed Steven Avery for ‘future episodes’

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Laura Ricciardi, left, and Moira Demos, right, on the set of ‘Making A Murderer’

Creators of the show, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, have revealed that they’ve already recorded conversations between themselves and the convicted Avery with “an eye towards including them in future episodes.” 

“As we said before, in relation to this story, this story is ongoing, these cases are open,” Demos said. During the same interview, however, they did conclude that “significant developments” would have to occur for a sequel to happen, but this could very well happen.

There’s a lot of evidence that never made it into the first season

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Steven Avery

Prosecutor Ken Kratz has been very outspoken since Making a Murderer’s release. Not only has he given various interviews - one in which he admitted he was “a d*ck” during the trial - but it has been revealed that he is working on a book about the case.

Notably, he has told media outlets about numerous pieces of evidence that were left out of the ten-part series. He has spoken a lot about the DNA evidence under the hood of Halbach’s car, as well as talking in detail about Avery’s use of a fake name to meet the victim.

However, the filmmakers have argued that the reason this evidence was left out was because of time-constraints, so should we expect to see it in a further series? You can read about all the evidence left out here.

Ken Kratz

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Ken Kratz

With the man being so friendly with the media after the documentary’s release, it is not unreasonable to expect him to make an appearance in future episodes.

He was actually offered the opportunity to feature in the original, but he declined. In fact, the filmmakers were given a subpoena in an attempt to deter them from making the show.

Kathleen Zellner

America’s most successful appeal lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has come to Avery’s aid since Making a Murderer’s release, changing her Twitter bio to ‘Unmaking “Murderers’” in reference to the show.

She’s also been using the social media platform to shut down anything that may go against Avery, saying of Kratz in one Tweet; “This bloodsucking gives vampires a bad name”. If there’s going to be a development in the case it is likely to come via her. 

Zellner's also no stranger to featuring in documentaries about her case, having been part of dream.killer, about her wrongfully convicted client Ryan Ferguson.

Until the second series, we may just have to watch the real life story unravel in front of our eyes. Follow all the latest news on Steven Avery here.  

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