Making a Murderer rival series showing different side to Steven Avery case announced

The series will 'have unprecedented access' to law enforcement figures such as District Attorney Ken Kratz

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 23 February 2018 10:24 GMT
Steven Avery
Steven Avery (Netflix)

A follow-up series to Making a Murderer that will present a completely different side to the Steven Avery case is on the way.

Despite the fact that Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are currently working on an official sequel to their Netflix documentary show, Convicting a Murderer - from filmmaker Shawn Rech - will focus on the law enforcement who put Avery behind bars.

Upon its release in 2015, Making a Murderer was criticised for its one-sided approach to the first-degree murder case of Teresa Halbach believing Avery - who was eventually found guilty of the crime - to have been framed by Manitowoc County Police after being wrongly imprisoned for 18 years.

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According to /Film, Convicting a Murderer will have “unprecedented access” to figures seen in the Netflix series including District Attorney Ken Kratz, Lead Investigator Tom Fassbender as well as others.

Rech said: “When Making A Murderer was produced, many on the law enforcement side of the story could not, or would not, participate in the series, which resulted in a one-sided analysis of the case…This docu-series will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective. It will also share with viewers the traumatic effects of being found guilty and vilified in the court of public opinion.

“We fight for the truth. We’ll present all of the evidence in the Avery case from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense and see if viewers feel the same way they did two years ago following the first season of Making A Murderer.”

Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also imprisoned as an accomplice to the crime despite recanting his earlier confession.

It is unknown when Convicting a Murderer or Ricciardi and Demos' follow-up to Making a Murderer will air.

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