The truth about hit TV series Making A Murderer (Metro, 20th Jan 2016)


Five things to know about the show everyone’s talking about.

1 The hit new Netflix series Making A Murderer is a ten-part documentary exploring the extraordinary story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years in prison for a violent sexual assault. He always protested his innocence and was eventually exonerated by DNA evidence; only to be rearrested for murder shortly after filing a $36million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County and various officials.

2 Film-makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos took ten years to make the series, which exposes serious flaws and corruption in the US justice system. Possibly on the hunt for some light relief, they’re supposedly keen to make a documentary about Florence + The Machine next.

3 Aftertheseriesscreened,apetitionsigned by more than 128,000 people to pardon
Avery was presented to the White House. However, president Barack Obama said he had no authority to interfere in a state case.

4 The series, often compared to the unexpectedly successful podcast phenomenon Serial, was rejected by the American Public Broadcasting Service and HBO.

5 Celebrities obsessed with the show include Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Amber Rose,
Lucy Watson, Mandy Moore and Alec Baldwin. Ricky Gervais dubbed it: ‘The greatest documentary I’ve ever seen.’