2nd season of ‘Making a Murderer’ reportedly in the works

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The creators behind the hit crime documentary Making a Murderer are reportedly in talks to produce a follow-up season.According to entertainment magazine Variety, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have been in contact with Steven Avery’s new lawyer about the idea of filming a follow up to the hit Netflix series. Story continues below

The directors hinted at the possibility during a panel discussion last month in New York City, the magazine reported.READ MORE: ‘Making a Murderer’ victim’s death certificate adds to mystery“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 on Brendan’s case,” the magazine reported Ricciardi as saying.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).”READ MORE: Steven Avery’s cellmate: ‘He is a disgusting human being’Making a Murderer is a 10-part documentary series that follows the case of 53-year-old Wisconsin native Avery. He is currently serving a life sentence (without the possibility for parole) for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.Avery had previously been jailed for 18 years for a 1985 sexual assault and was exonerated in that case by DNA evidence discovered in 2003.READ MORE: Ex-detective says Steven Avery was framed, serial killer responsible for Teresa Halbach deathAfter his release from jail Avery sued Manitowoc County for $36 million for wrongful conviction. Before the lawsuit was settled he was charged in the death of Halbach.Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted in the death of Halbach in 2007. Both maintain their innocence.Speculation of a movie adaptation of the series also ramped up late last month after Irish odds-maker Boyle Sports speculated that actor Billy Bob Thornton was an early favourite to play Avery.WATCH: Netflix documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ prompts calls for pardon

“As his appeal draws closer it seems the public can’t get enough of his quest for innocence, whether they believe him or not,” Boyle Sports spokesperson Aoife Heffron told the Mirror. ‘It is clear the world has been gripped by the case of Teresa Halbach and Steven Avery and a motion picture seems likes the next port of call given the success of the Netflix series with Danny McBride and Billy Bob Thornton early favourites to play Steven.”With files from Chris Jancelewicz

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