If you left the last episode of “Making a Murderer” feeling exasperated, angry, and infuriated than you are in luck? Netflix has announced a second season is on the way.
According to the announcement, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the directors of the docuseries are working on a follow up season as well as have been in contact with criminal attorney Kathleen Zellner as well as Avery himself.
“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this (case).”
As you may expect the citizens of Manitowoc County don’t look fondly upon “Making a Murderer,” Stephen Avery, or Ricciardi and Demos because of the way they feel their state was portrayed in Season 1.
“There is a lot of hostility toward these two women (Ricciardi and Demos) in Wisconsin,” said Stephen M. Glynn, Avery’s civil lawyer, during a recent film panel in New York City. “The theory is that [they] have played Wisconsin unfairly. But among those people who think and are a little more educated and thoughtful about these sorts of issues, there is appreciation.”
However, guess who HAS profited from the being portrayed unfavorably in the series? self-admitted “dick” DA Ken Kratz. Who doesn’t want to punch this smug asshole right? Well apparently, we still all want to know what he really knows or has to say because he has gotten a book out of the situation.
There is also a rumor spinning out in the mill that a movie is on the brink. Doug Schneider writes at the Green Bay Press Gazette that the local betting shop BoyleSports is taking bids on which actors could play Avery, including Billy Bob Thornton, Danny McBride, Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Jeff Bridges, and even Leonardo DiCaprio, who just won an Oscar for almost getting raped by a bear.