Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi have said that they are planning a follow-up to the widely popular Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer.
Addressing the audience at Banff World Media Festival in Canada, Ricciardi said she and Demos are “keeping open the possibility of following the story if we think it’s warranted.”
Premiered in December last year, the ten-part Making a Murderer chronicles the conviction of Avery, who previously spent 18 years in prison for a sexual assault charge before DNA evidence in 2003 proved he had not committed the crime.
In 2005, Avery was arrested for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. Convicted of the crime in 2007, he remains in prison. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was convicted for acting as Avery’s assistant.
As reported by BroadcastingCable.com, Demos and Ricciardi are considering both feature films and series as a follow up to the documentary. “There are potentially so many amazing stories out there, and so many amazing people to work with,” Ricciardi said.
Speaking about the follow up, as reported by Calgary Herald, Demos said that she had Ricciardi are “certainly open to it.”
“We are, along with everyone else, just trying to gauge to what extent there might be new developments,” Damos said. “As we all know, the first go around was a huge undertaking. We jumped right in. There was no time for development, no time for pre-production. It was just borrow a car, borrow a camera, get on the road for 16 hours. This time around, I think we will certainly be more deliberate. At the same time, we know that this is real life and the story is not over. Whether we are there to film it or not, I think there will be things happening in the lives of the people who inhabited Season 1, for sure.”