Netflix releases trailer for ‘Making a Murderer’ sequel, set to premiere Oct. 19

MADISON — Netflix on Tuesday, Oct. 9 released an official trailer for the  sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series -- which is set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix.

Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted.

"I have one goal, and that's to overturn the conviction of Steven Avery," Zellner is heard saying in the trailer. 

The first "Making a Murderer" recounted the story of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted in the 2005 slaying of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery and Dassey are serving life sentences in that killing.

Teresa Halbach

Halbach's remains were found in the Avery family's Manitowoc County salvage yard. Avery insists police framed him. Dassey has argued detectives coerced him into confessing that he helped Avery rape and kill Halbach.

The documentary won Avery and Dassey legions of fans across the country and spurred demands for their release.

The sequel, "Making a Murderer 2," will follow their appeals.