More Making a Murderer?
By: Connor Lenahan
Despite the fact that Making a Murderer probably could have cut two episodes from it’s original ten episode length and still been terrific, I want more. Everyone wants more. Because that may have been the most intriguing part of the series overall. This wasn’t a finished narrative, rather it was a fluid moment in time.
Yes, we leave off fairly settled, but not if you know what the people making the series do. They have put forth Making a Murderer as the ultimate argument that we need to at least reconsider the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. I’m not entirely convinced that Steven Avery is guilty, but I’m also not 100% sold that he’s innocent.
There’s more to this story to explore. So the news that the creators of the series have been in contact with Steven’s new lawyers about filming a follow up/more episodes is terrific news. Making a Murderer as a piece of televised justice is amazing – it’s directly impacting this case unlike anything since, well, the televised press conference that Ken Kratz gave years ago. As a piece of television it’s one of the most compelling series in some time. More of it is a great thing as a viewer.
There’s going to be a lot of hoops to jump through. Namely that the series didn’t exactly treat Wisconsin kindly, and the state would need to cooperate in filming. But should that hurdle get overcome we may be in for more of the Avery-Dassey cases sooner than later.