A series that may fuel viewers’ binge-watching tendencies is coming to Netflix. The streaming service announced plans for the crime documentary series “Making a Murderer,” E! News reports.
The 10-part series debuts Dec. 18.
The series focuses on Steven Avery, who was convicted of the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case made headlines in part because Avery had previously served 18 years on a conviction of rape for which he was eventually exonerated by DNA evidence. His release in the rape case triggered major criminal justice reform legislation.
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the directors of “Making a Murderer,” said in a statement in the Netflix announcement: “If we had not been there to witness these events we would have trouble believing they actually occurred. Our goal has always been to share that experience with viewers. Our partnership with Netflix has allowed us to tell this story in a way that wouldn’t have been possible anywhere else.”
Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming, added: “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. 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.”