Fans were pumped to hear earlier this year that ‘Making a Murderer’ would be returning to Netflix for a 2nd season! However, with the shocking conviction overturn of Brendan Dassey, will the much-anticipated sequel pan out after all? Get the scoop here on how a blindsided Netflix is approaching this crazy turn of events!
Making a Murderer fans went absolutely nuts on Aug. 12 when Steven Avery’s, 54, nephew Brendan Dassey’s, 26, murder conviction was overturned! This means that Brendan could be getting out of prison as soon as 88 days from now! But such a shocking surprise definitely makes things a bit more complicated for Netflix, as they have been preparing to create Making a Murderer season 2. Yep, the show was definitely thrown for a loop with this one!
However, according to TMZ, Netflix is still planning on following through with a Making a Murderer sequel, but they have had to alter their plan a bit since Brendan’s conviction was overturned. The main issue? Apparently the federal judge who ruled Brendan was wrongfully convicted did NOT give anyone a heads up about his ruling, so not only were cameras nowhere in sight, the immediate family was out of state, visiting relatives in Michigan. Yikes!
But Netflix truly had no way of knowing when a ruling would finally come down, as the case had been under submission for months. In that case, a little heads up from the judge would have been nice! But at this point, what’s done is done, and Netflix can only work with what they’ve got. Currently producers are reportedly scrambling to recreate the precious moment when the conviction was overturned.
After all, the decision truly does represent a super critical moment for the sequel. It’s ultimately the payoff for millions who watched the first installment in outrage as Brendan and his co-defendant and uncle, Steven, were convicted.
“Today there was a major development for the subjects in our story and this recent news shows the criminal justice system at work. As we have done for the past 10 years, we will continue to document the story as it unfolds, and follow it wherever it may lead,” Making A Murderer filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos‘ rep told HollywoodLife.com in a statement.
We’re so glad that Laura and Moira are not giving up on their subjects OR their fans! There’s still so much to this story that needs to be told — and heard.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you excited to see the sequel? Do you think it’ll be better than the first?