Making a Murderer will explore that batshit insane story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years for a crime he didn't commit only to turn around and commit an even more violent crime once he was released.
Avery spent nearly two decades in prison for a rape conviction that was overturned after new DNA evidence exonerated him. After just two years of freedom, he was convicted of and handed a life sentence for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who was last seen alive the day she went to Avery's auto dealership to photograph a car for a magazine. Halbach disappeared on October 31, 2005, the same day Wisconsin legislature passed his namesake Avery Bill to help prevent wrongful convictions. Avery and his nephew allegedly raped and murdered Halbach before burning her body.
More from Netflix's press release:
Making a Murderer examines allegations of police and
prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion. The filmmakers look at what went wrong in the first case and question whether scientific advances and legislative reforms over the past three decades have gotten us any closer to delivering truth and justice in the system.
“There are an unbelievable number of twists and turns in the story arc of Making
a Murderer, it feels like it has to be fictional,” Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming said in the release. “[Directors Laura] Ricciardi and [Moira] Demos have navigated very complex terrain and skillfully woven together an incredible series that leaves you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the action.”
We are IN. Making a Murderer will premiere on Netflix on December 18, and will have a sneak preview DOC NYC Film Festival in New York on November 13.