The one small problem about producing a highly successful documentary series about what’s ostensibly an on-going court case, is that the courts don’t necessarily appreciate how break-neck the usual TV production schedule is.
“The story is still ongoing, so you will see new episodes coming sometime this year as this story continues to unfold. We don’t know when for sure new episodes will be coming.”
The sensitive and potentially case-influential details of the series is a big concern given that the first season took the case to national prominence, and as a result Holland confirmed that very few people in Netflix’s inner-hierarchy actually know what will be contained in the new season; bosses are allowing Ricciaidi and Demos the space and freedom required to find and tell the “right” story, and keeping the whole shebang under tight wraps is of a high priority:
“Laura and Moira are (in Manitowoc) shooting regularly and working on what the right story is to tell in the next set, so we’re deferring to them on when it will be ready. Very few people inside of Netflix actually know the details of what we’re getting because we’re wanting to keep it really under wraps and it is an ongoing case so we’re trying to be sensitive to that.”
So there you go, folks. There’s a fair chance that, legalities permitting, we’ll see new episodes of the show at some point in 2017.