If you thought Netflix's landmark Emmy-nominated true-crime series Making a Murderer ended on a bum note - you're not wrong. The seemingly never-ending saga of Steven Avery and his fight for justice proved to be one of 2016's (ok, technically late 2015) most compelling, water-cooler stories, igniting a thirst for serialised documentaries like never before. And if you were one of the thousands who petitioned for Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey to have a re-trial, then you're also in luck. Netflix confirmed this morning that it has ordered six more episodes of the series from directors/executive producers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. Hell yeah.
Given the overwhelming response to Making a Murder and the intense scrutiny of the riveting Avery/Dassey cases - this is a major moment for fans of the series. The new episodes will focus on the reopening of the Avery and Dassey cases, as their respective lawyers fight against their convictions. According to Netflix, "This next chapter will provide an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, as well as, the emotional toll the process takes on all involved." It will include access to Avery's new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and and Dassey's legal team, led by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, plus access to the put-upon Avery family. Netflix are yet to confirm an air date, but have confirmed that production is currently taking place.
If you're a little bit sad you won't get to hear from Avery's previous legal dream team - Jerry Buting and Dean Strang - make sure you get a hold of one of their speaking tour tickets. The pair are set to tour Australia this November. For more info on A Conversation On Making A Murderer, head to livenation.com.au