Since the release of the documentary series Making a Murderer premiered on Netflix in December of 2015, viewers have constantly been in a rage about the injustice conducted by the Wisconsin Manitowoc County Police Department. Watch the trailer for Season 1 to learn the brief history behind Avery's case:
Steven Avery was tried and convicted of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2007. Just a few years previously, he had been released from an 18-year stint in prison for a false conviction of rape. The first season took us on the tragic tour that lead to Avery's murder conviction, highlighting the somewhat shady evidence procured by the Manitowoc County PD.
After six Emmy nominations, Making a Murderer is returning to Netflix with more updates concerning the case of Steven Avery against Manitowoc County.
The documentary will follow Avery and his new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, through the judicial ring that has been in effect since Avery's story was blasted around the world. His new legal team takes us through the installments of challenging Avery's case against the State, who are attempting to maintain his life sentence.
Not only will we see the legal difficulties at hand, but fans will be able to once again relive the torturous experience with Avery and his family as the legal battles take their toll. The returning crew includes executive producers and co-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who were involved in the initial release of Making a Murderer.
After binge-watching the first installment of Making a Murderer, viewers took to the internet to defend Avery. This was not limited to cold case investigators examining the case or the actual petition that was sent to the White House, "asking President Obama to grant Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey full pardons for their wrongful conviction in the connection to the murder of Teresa Halbach." The petition currently has nearly 130,000 signatures.
"Since Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are both state prisoners, the President cannot pardon them. A pardon in this case would need to be issued at the state level by the appropriate authorities," the response says. "While this case is out of the Administration's purview, President Obama is committed to restoring the sense of fairness at the heart of our justice system. That's why he has granted 184 commutations total — more than the last five presidents combined — and has issued 66 pardons over his time in office." — Official response from the White House
The Initial Response Of The Well-Known Documentary Was One Of Empathy And Sorrow For The Avery Family
Even Locals Were On Avery's Defense
However, It Wasn't Without Skeptics
The Official Release Date For The New Episodes Has Yet To Be Determined. As The Officials Say:
Are the Averys innocent?
[Sources: Variety, Google, Netflix, CNN, Facebook]