With the cultural phenomena surrounding Netflix’s Making A Murderer docu series, a second season — or at least the possibility of one — seemed inevitable. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said at TCA today that there’s no official plan in place as the story in Murderer is “still unfolding,” but filmmakers are poring over 700 hundred hours of footage. “This was 10 years in the making,” Sarandos said. “We’ll certainly take a look” at a follow-up installment.
The docu-series chronicled — and questioned — the murder convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew. After its premiere on December 18, the series garnered huge attention from the public and press. “It was miraculous turn of events in the last couple of weeks of the year, where it was combination of super-addictive television and the (free) time to watch,” Sarandos said, adding “people were just obsessed with it… I think there must be something genetic in us that we’re natural- born detectives and love to watch these shows. It’s a sense of injustice and a certainly sense of mystery that people really got into.”