Netflix series Making a Murderer is the most popular project to inspire distrust in the justice system since the West Memphis Three went free. Ten hour-long episodes were enough to provide a lot of information about the Steven Avery case—but it seems there’s still more to tell, which a new doc will attempt to do.
The intense interest in the Wisconsin murder has inspired all manner of internet speculation, memes and meme-related merchandise, and Investigation Discovery to
look into other possible instances of injustice hurry a news special about the Avery case into production. It sounds like the new doc will take a different angle than the Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos-directed series, Variety reports:
The news program, which is produced by NBC’s Peacock Productions, will be part of ID’s “Front Page” series and be hosted by “Dateline NBC” correspondent Keith Morrison. It promises to look at critical details surrounding the Steven Avery murder trial at the center of the Netflix project.
“We feel compelled to display some of the critical details missing from the Netflix production,” said Henry Schleiff, group president, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said at TCA. “In an attempt to provide critical and crucial testimonies that surround … Steven Avery.”
Hmm. One has to wonder if controversial former Wisconsin DA Ken Kratz—who refused to participate in Making a Murderer—will agree to sit for Investigation Discovery’s cameras. Front Page: The Steven Avery Story is currently in production and will air sometime later this month.
Top image: Steven Avery looks over his shoulder in a Manitowoc County courtroom during his initial appearance Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, in Manitowoc, Wis. (AP Photo/Tim Swoboda, Pool)