Making of a Murderer – Netflix

Making a Murderer is an American web television series that first streamed on Netflix on December 18, 2015.[1]The ten-part documentary, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the sexual assault andattempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being exonerated in 2003. In 2005, he was arrested in connection with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a local photographer, and convicted in 2007.[2] The series also covers the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was also charged in the murder.

The series was filmed over the course of ten years, with the creators moving back and forth from New York City to Wisconsin during filming.[2] To promote the series, Netflix released the first episode concurrently on YouTube and on Netflix, which it had not done for any other original programming.[3]

The series was favorably compared to the HBO series The Jinx and the podcast Serial.[4][5][6] Making a Murderergenerated considerable controversy, both in Manitowoc County, where the documentary is set,[7] and nationwide. A petition to the White House to pardon Avery garnered more than 500,000 signatures. In response, PresidentBarack Obama stated he had no authority to act in a state case.[8]


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