There's Going To Be A New Documentary About 'Making A Murder' Case
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It doesn't seem long ago that we - 'we' in this case being the entire globe - found ourselves completely mesmerised by the fascinating, shocking and absolutely baffling Netflix series, Making a Murderer.
Delving into the story of Steven Avery - a man who served 18 years in prison for a wrongful conviction of attempted murder, got exonerated, only to get charged with murder two years later - the 10-episode documentary series first aired at the end of 2015, and within minutes of watching it we were all hooked. In fact, it was so popular that it soon became one of the key shows behind the unremitting Netflix boom.
Well, now we're getting something else to obsess over, in the form of a new documentary focusing on the Stephen Avery case - although this one's from a different angle.
The new doc will be called Convicting A Murderer (see, totally different), and will focus on 'the law enforcement side of the story', with filmmakers working with attorney Ken Kratz, lead investigator Tom Fassbender and a load of other people from the 'baddies' stable.
Production for the docu-series begins this week, Den of Geek reports, and will be directed by documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech - the fella behind 2014's A Murder in the Park, which looked into a former death row inmate who was spared execution thanks to a college journalism programme.
"When Making A Murderer was produced, many on the law enforcement side of the story could not, or would not, participate in the series, which resulted in a one-sided analysis of the case," Rech explained.
"This docuseries will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective. It will also share with viewers the traumatic effects of being found guilty and vilified in the court of public opinion."
Filmed over the course of 10 years, Making A Murderer proved pretty monumental in the TV world, shaking up our tiny, meaningless lives with the ultimate real-life murder drama. The twists and turns weren't those of a Hollywood scriptwriter, but those of a true court case, and it was absolutely fascinating.
The plot thickened even more in 2016, when Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also found guilty of murder. But his conviction was then overturned on the grounds that his confession had been coerced.
Yep, it's all a massive, massive question mark - which is why a new documentary giving us more information is EXACTLY what the world needs. Get ready for another solid binge, folks.