Making a Murderer

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.6  (88,895)

The 10-part Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is a real-life documentary that explores the struggles of a man facing a bizarre and horrific accusation of murder. Steven Avery was released from prison in 2003, after serving eighteen years for a rape that he didn't commit; DNA evidence exonerated him. In 2004 Avery filed a civil lawsuit, seeking thirty-six million dollars in reparation for his wrongful conviction, But, a year later, Avery was again charged with murder. He was convicted in 2007 and given a life sentence. Filmed over a ten-year period, "Making a Murderer" documents the course of Avery's case and raises disturbing issues about the criminal justice system in the state of Wisconsin. As Avery's trial proceeds in the Netflix series, serious questions are raised about unethical behavior on the part of police and prosecutors. Charged along with Avery was his nephew, who confessed that he and Avery were guilty of the crime. But the boy suffers from a learning disability; evidence suggests that he was tricked or confused into confessing something neither had committed. Furthermore, police investigators had ample opportunities to plant evidence against Avery; two of the officers had been involved in Avery's 1985 conviction and may have had an animus against him.

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Seasons
Trust No One
10. Trust No One
October 19, 2018
Kathleen makes two of the biggest discoveries of the case. Brendan's lawyers take his case to the next level.
Friday Nite
9. Friday Nite
October 19, 2018
A witness comes forward with new information about Teresa's car. Kathleen attempts to build the timeline of what happened to Teresa on Oct. 31, 2005.
Special Care
8. Special Care
October 19, 2018
Kathleen uncovers evidence about one of the State's star witnesses. Brendan's case takes another unexpected turn.
Item FL
7. Item FL
October 19, 2018
Kathleen runs new tests on the bullet believed to have killed Teresa Halbach and tracks Teresa's movements on the day she disappeared.
Everything Takes Time
6. Everything Takes Time
October 19, 2018
Kathleen obtains access to some of the original physical evidence from the case. The former prosecutor holds a press conference.
What + Why = Who
5. What + Why = Who
October 19, 2018
Searching for evidence of tampering, Kathleen visits Steven's trailer. A new twist in Brendan's case sends his family on an emotional roller coaster.
Welcome to Wisconsin
4. Welcome to Wisconsin
October 19, 2018
Cautiously optimistic, Brendan and his family wait to hear important news about his case. Kathleen files a motion for new scientific testing.
A Legal Miracle
3. A Legal Miracle
October 19, 2018
Kathleen's forensic experts review the evidence found in Steven's burn pit. A 1996 statute limits Brendan's chances of success in federal court.
Words and Words Only
2. Words and Words Only
October 19, 2018
Brendan's lawyers work to prove his conviction was based on a coerced confession. Kathleen tests Steven in new ways and visits the alleged crime scene.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 19, 2018
Powerhouse lawyer Kathleen Zellner offers to take Steven's case. Brendan's postconviction lawyers fight in federal court to try to get him released.
Making A Murderer
Making A Murderer

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The 10-part Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is a real-life documentary that explores the struggles of a man facing a bizarre and horrific accusation of murder. Steven Avery was released from prison in 2003, after serving eighteen years for a rape that he didn't commit; DNA evidence exonerated him. In 2004 Avery filed a civil lawsuit, seeking thirty-six million dollars in reparation for his wrongful conviction, But, a year later, Avery was again charged with murder. He was convicted in 2007 and given a life sentence. Filmed over a ten-year period, "Making a Murderer" documents the course of Avery's case and raises disturbing issues about the criminal justice system in the state of Wisconsin.

As Avery's trial proceeds in the Netflix series, serious questions are raised about unethical behavior on the part of police and prosecutors. Charged along with Avery was his nephew, who confessed that he and Avery were guilty of the crime. But the boy suffers from a learning disability; evidence suggests that he was tricked or confused into confessing something neither had committed. Furthermore, police investigators had ample opportunities to plant evidence against Avery; two of the officers had been involved in Avery's 1985 conviction and may have had an animus against him.

Making a Murderer is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on December 18, 2015.

Where to Watch Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Making a Murderer on demand at Netflix.

  • Premiere Date
    December 18, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (88,895)