The filmmakers behind Netflix’s Making a Murderer have teased a third season of the blockbuster docuseries – but what might it be about?
We’ve only had days to catch up with all the latest tantalising details in the world-famous case of Steven Avery and the killing of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach in Netflix’s Making a Murderer Part 2.
But producers look like they’re already planning another sequel for the docuseries.
“The story’s not over!” filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos teased on Australian radio network Hit 105 FM.
The filmmakers also confirmed that they’re committed for the long haul, telling Cosmopolitan UK: “Maybe [there could be a third season]… I heard that documentaries come in tens!
“It’s hard to imagine what a true end to a story with so many threads and so many people who have gone through so much would look like. We certainly have deep connections to many people in this story.
“For us, the questions of continuing past this Part Two will be the same questions that were there when we finished Part One: What is the story that’s taking place at this point? Can we maintain or gain access to it and does it offer something new? So we will continue asking those questions.”
So what did Season 1 and 2 cover?
In Season 1, we witnessed how Avery was sentenced to life without parole in 2007 for the alleged murder of Halbach, a photojournalist who was last seen alive on his property in Wisconsin. Also implicated in the murder is his nephew Brendan Dassey who is now serving life in prison with eligibility for parole in 2048 for his alleged role in the murder.
The original series made headlines due to the various contradictions and questions that appear to have been left unanswered by the initial investigations and subsequent convictions of Avery and Dassey - both of whom maintain their innocence.
And in Season 2, we saw the allegations from Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner that in fact the real killer is not Steven or Brendan but Brendan’s brother Bobby (a key witness for the state) and his stepfather Scott Tadych.
Where could Season 3 go?
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Zellner expressed her confidence that Avery will eventually be released – mainly thanks to her legal prowess.
“I swear, if I was granted a new trial, Steven Avery would not be convicted again,” she said. “They don’t want us back in court.
“But trust me, I will outlast them. I have incredible endurance for these things! I’m not going away. I’m like a bad recurring dream.”
And she was just as confident on Twitter after Season 2 aired, saying: “Steven Avery is at the BEGINNING not end of the appeal process. We have multiple opportunities to overturn this wrongful conviction.”