In a not-so-stunning twist, Deadline is reporting that Netflix just greenlit production on new episodes of their true crime docu series, Making A Murderer.
At present, we don't know how many new episodes we're going to get, but it sounds like they're going to have plenty to work with.
The new chapter will go back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the State fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld.
Making A Murderer is one of several recent true crime projects (including HBO's The Jinx and the Serial podcast) to have dominated pop culture over the past year. When the original run of episodes wrapped up, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were still very much in prison, but - much like the first season of Serial - the controversy surrounding the show has kept the story running long after the series ended.
Where will directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos take the show from here? No telling, but chances are it will outrage and fascinate us in equal measure. Stay tuned for updates as they roll in.