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Making a Murderer feeds appetite for intensive true crime

Ten years distilled into ten episodes. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos on the thorny Steven Avery case.
Ater two years of freedom, a once wrongfully convicted man is once again charged with murder. The truth is a complicated thing. (Netflix)

After spending 18 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit, Steven Avery was exonerated and held up as victim of a broken system. But as his lawyers prepared a multimillion dollar lawsuit, Avery was charged with murder. 

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spent a decade turning stones in this shape shifting case. The resulting 10 episode true crime series, Making a Murderer, takes the audience as deep in as observers can go.

The film — which has been compared to Serial and The Jinx — is Ricciardi and Demos' best attempt to translate their life-changing experience. The women tell Shad that, after this investigation, they will never see the criminal justice system the same way again. 

Making a Murderer is set for release this Friday on Netflix.  

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Making a Murderer below.

 

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