Making A Murderer, is a 10-part original documentary crime series that will premiere December 18 worldwide on Netflix.
Making A Murderer is about Steven Avery, a man who spent 18 years in prison for rape and was freed after DNA linked another man to the crime. 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 the civil case, he became the prime suspect in a murder, for which he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
“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,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “[Show Directors] Ricciardi and 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.”
The show is another in a slew of Netflix documentaries and series that have been the streaming services bread and butter. If you’re interested in seeing the series earlier, you can see the first two episodes when they premiere at DOC NYC film festival on Friday. Otherwise you’ll have to wait until December 18!