Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ Trailer is Thirsty for That ‘Serial’ Money
After blowing up the “true crime” craze by its first season, the second season of Serial has finally made its way to air, and so too follows the next wave of investigative documentaries. Enter Netflix’s new Making a Murderer, the full trailer of which dives deep into a heartland murder-mystery for accused criminal Steven Avery.
So reads the official description for Netflix’s ten-part Making a Murderer, aimed to hit streaming on December 18, a day few people are expected to remain indoors:
Inspired by a newspaper article from 2005, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have spent the last decade documenting an unprecedented real-life thriller that spans more than thirty years. Set in America’s Heartland, Making a Murderer follows the harrowing story of Steven Avery, an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit that threatened to expose corruption in local law enforcement and award him millions of dollars. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
The series takes viewers inside a riveting, high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. The filmmakers have documented every angle of the story, following the second investigation and ensuing trial of the accused, petitioning the court to avoid having to turn over their footage, gathering archival materials, and interviewing those closest to the case.
You won’t have to wait long to see if Steven Avery proves as provocative as Robert Durst or Adnan Syed, so check out the trailer above, and see how well Netflix fares at Making a Murderer.