Netflix has already announced a second season of Making a Murderer, their surprise hit true-crime series that captured the nation’s imagination last winter. The streaming service confirmed last month that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were already at work on a second batch of episodes “centering on new developments in the [Steven] Avery and [Brendan] Dassey cases. If that’s true, their show just got a huge real-life plot twist.
There’s no easy way to imagine a “sequel” to Netflix’s breakout documentary Making a Murderer, its first season comprised of 700 hours pared down over ten years, and with Steven Avery’s case fairly settled for the moment. Still, Netflix raised hopes this past weekend for Making a Murderer Season 2 possibilities, and now dashes them quite expertly.