There’s something so scary yet so intriguing about people who kill. Just ask the 5 million listeners of the Serial broadcast or the 1 million viewers who tuned into the finale episode of HBO’s The Jinx. Now, Netflix is getting in on the “fun” with their own true crime documentary, Making a Murderer…just in the time for the holidays!
Making a Murderer, which premieres on December 18, is inspired by a newspaper story from 2005 about Steven Avery, an outsider with a rough life who was convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit that threatened to expose corruption in local law enforcement and award him millions of dollars. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
According to Netflix, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have been working on the show for the last decade.
All 10 episodes in the series will be available to steam on Netflix December 18, but attendees of the DOC NYC film festival will get to see the first two episodes on November 13.