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Dream/Killer Is Coming To Netflix And It's The New Making A Murderer

Dream/Killer Is Coming To Netflix And It's The New Making A Murderer

People have compared the case of Steven Avery to that of Ryan Ferguson and they were both represented by Kathleen Zellner

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Fans all over the world tuned in to watch Making A Murderer as it documented the trials and tribulations of Steven Avery, who was charged with murdering photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005 and convicted in 2007.

Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner has had an appeal for a retrial denied but has said she will not give up on the case. Another client she refused to give up on was Ryan Ferguson - the subject of Netflix's new documentary Dream/Killer.

Dream/Killer is based on the true story of a father who took on the American judicial system after his son Ryan Ferguson was wrongfully sentenced for murder.

The documentary - which has been knocking around for some time but will be available on Netflix from 20 November - stars Zellner who acted on behalf of Ryan.

*Spoiler alert*

She tweeted a rather giveaway photograph of her former client celebrating with a glass of vino to announce that the streaming service would be showing the documentary.

In an earlier tweet she wrote: "Just found out that Ryan Ferguson's documentary Dream/Killer will be on Netflix for 1 year. Great case. Congrats to producers. #lifeafterten #erinmoriarty #michellemalkin #newsweek #MakingAMurderer2."

Writing about the documentary himself, Ryan said: "A must watch! Team @ZellnerLaw and @spoonfed22 exposing the legal system and saving my life! Much love to good friend @AndrewJenks for making this incredible doc."

Ryan and his father Bill Ferguson.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group

So we know that Ryan has now been released but his road to freedom was a complex one. The case depicts the power of love, when a father refused to stop fighting for his son's innocence.

Without giving away too much, we'll tell you that this all stems from a man called Kent Heitholt, who was found dead in a car park back in 2001.

Two years later, while the case remained unsolved, police were offered a fresh lead when an anonymous call implicated a local man called Charles 'Chuck' Erickson.

Chuck had been high on drugs while attending a number of Halloween parties on the night of the murder. He met his then 17-year-old friend, Ryan Ferguson, at around half 10, but couldn't remember anything afterwards.

Bill Ferguson took the case into his own hands.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group

Chuck later incriminated himself and his friend Ryan during a police interview, which was shown in the film, and Ryan was later picked up by the FBI.

Ferguson was told his friend had information of things that were never released to the press, but he maintained he had no idea what happened.

"I don't know what the hell [Chuck is] talking about..." he told them. "I don't know if he's lying, I don't know if he was there. I am telling the truth... There's nothing else I can say or do to prove my innocence."

Following a trial in 2005, Ferguson - who was 20 at the time - was found guilty of murder in the second degree and robbery. He was sentenced to a total of 40 years.

Bill Ferguson began his own investigation.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group

Ferguson's dad, Bill, began his own amateur investigation in a bid to free his son, but after presenting new leads and new witnesses at an evidentiary hearing, the judge refused to grant a retrial and denied his appeal.

The rest you'll have to watch. Or Google, I guess.

We know that the show is coming to Netflix but it's unclear at the moment whether it will be available in the UK. LADbible has contacted Netflix UK for confirmation.

Featured Image Credit: Cinedigm Entertainment Group

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Making A Murderer, Netflix