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Netflix Boss on ‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2: ‘We’ll Certainly Take A Look At It’

We may get another season of the breakout documentary “Making a Murderer.”

Speaking to reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “The story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it.”

He cautioned, though, that nothing is formally underway.

Making a Murderer,” a 10-part series from filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, recounts Steven Avery’s troubled relationship with the law. He was exonerated of a rape conviction after serving 18 years in prison thanks to the Innocence Project. In 2005, he was convicted for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, and is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In a panel later in the afternoon, Demos and Ricciardi said they have been gathering material, but wouldn’t commit to whether they’re planning another series.

“I think today marks four weeks since the series launched and what we’ve managed to do in the past four weeks is have several phone calls with Steven Avery which we have recorded with an eye toward including them in future episodes,” said Ricciardi. “We have not returned to Wisconsin in the past four weeks.”

Added Demos, “As we said before, in relation to this story, this story is ongoing, these cases are open. It’s real-life so you don’t know what’s going to happen. We are ready…if there are significant developments, we will be there. And we are looking at other stories, as well.”

Pushed by reporters to say what they’re working on now, Demos would only say, “As we know from making this series, it’s a huge commitment that we take very seriously and it’s just apparent to us that we would need time to think about what we would [want to do] next.”

Sarandos said he was happy with the timing of the release of “Making a Murderer,” which bowed on December 18, allowing for binge-viewing during the holidays. He said the success of the series was a “crazy combination of a super-addictive” story and people “having the time to watch it” through the winter break.

The series has sparked debate over what was included in the documentary, with some raising questions about bias — including HLN anchor Nancy Grace. “This film is 10 years in the making,” Sarandos said. “There’s over 700 hours of footage. To split hairs about what was left in and what was left out — it’s a great film and we want people to watch it and decide for themselves.”

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