Netflix Execs Are Confident We’ll See ‘Making A Murderer’ Season 2 In 2017

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.

So while season one of ‘Making A Murderer‘ quietly blew into our lives on December 18th, 2015, the second season is (quite obviously) at the mercy of real-life events.
The show was renewed for a second season last July, but due to it being focused entirely on the appeals process of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, network bosses have been reluctant to give any indication at all as to when the new season might appear.
And even though we’ve now got the clearest indication that the show is inching its way back to air, Netflix is still playing mum on the whole thing, and rightfully so.
Vice President of original content Cindy Holland spoke to USA Today and gave a clear indication that the show will be back “this year,” but they stopped short of giving a specific date; preferring instead to allow filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos time to get the season right, rather than hold them to a timeline which could prove unrealistic.

“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.

It probably won’t be in time to get Dassey to WrestleMania this year. But 2018 maybe…
Source: USA Today.