Netflix Adds ‘Making a Murderer’ 10-Part Series to Documentary Lineup

Netflix, expanding its original documentary programming, has picked up documentary crime series “Making a Murderer,” a “Serial”-like project covering the 30-year saga of one man’s experience with the American criminal justice system.

The streamer will debut the 10-part docuseries on Dec. 18, 2015, for members worldwide. The series is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who have spent a decade delving into the story of Steven Avery. Avery was convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault, with his release prompting criminal-justice reform legislation. Avery filed a lawsuit alleging corruption in local law enforcement but in the middle of the case, he found himself a suspect in a grisly new crime.

“There are an unbelievable number of twists and turns in the story arc of ‘Making a Murderer,’ it feels like it has to be fictional,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary programming. “Ricciardi and Demos have navigated very complex terrain and skillfully woven together an incredible series that leaves you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the action.”

Ricciardi and Demos added, “If we had not been there to witness these events we would have trouble believing they actually occurred… Our partnership with Netflix has allowed us to tell this story in a way that wouldn’t have been possible anywhere else.”

Netflix will screen the first two episodes of “Making a Murderer” at the DOC NYC film festival on Friday, Nov. 13.

“Making a Murderer” is the latest project in Netflix’s slate of original documentary and docu-series programming, including the Oscar-nominated films “The Square” and “Virunga” as well as “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” and “Chef’s Table.”

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