“Making a Murderer” is set to return for a second season with brand-new insights into the conviction of Steven Avery. Now, the creators of the show reveal the reason why the documentary has been so successful and captured the eyes of the world.
The 10-hour long documentary premiered last December on the online streaming service Netflix. In just 35 days, the true-crime series racked up 19.3 million viewers in the United States alone.
According to The Mirror, the creators have good timing and social media to thank for the show’s success. Directors Laura Riccardi and Moira Demos believe that the December 18 premiere of the show was a huge factor to its success.
“Making a Murderer” follows the story of Steven Avery and his nephew and co-defendant Brendan Dassey. Both men are convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Hallbach in 2007.
The series focuses on them and their respective legal teams in the fight to overturn their convictions. It also shows the effects of the case on their families and personalities close to the case.
The creators are also grateful to many high-profile personalities who helped spread the word about the show. Riccardi and Demos named Alec Baldwin and Ricky Gervais as one those who really got behind the show and made it the talk of the town.
And thanks to the show’s popularity, a second season is now in the works. The new episodes are set to reveal new evidence that Steven Avery was indeed framed and hopefully overturn his convictions.
Avery and Dassey also remain hopeful thanks in part to the support of the people who have witnessed their plight. There are now organizations calling for him and his nephew to be released.
Details regarding the premiere and the number of episodes are still under wraps. Catch “Making a Murderer” Season 2 exclusively on Netflix.