Making a Murderer (Netflix)

User rating: 4

On DVD/VOD: December 18, 2015

1h 0m | Documentary, Other


This 10-episode documentary series follows the story of Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. He's released when DNA evidence points to another man, who confessed to the assault eight years earlier. At the time, police dismissed the confession, insisting they had the right man.

The show begins with Steven's release, as he gets a fresh start on life. However, just after he launches a lawsuit for $36 million in damages for his wrongful imprisonment against the police department, sheriff and district attorney of Manitowoc County, a woman goes missing.

The missing woman is Teresa Halbach, a photographer for a local auto trader magazine who'd met with Steven the afternoon before she disappeared to take photos of cars he was selling. Her murder is pinned not only on Steven, but on his intellectually disabled teenage nephew, Brendan Dassey. Both are convicted, despite public outcry in regards to police corruption and evidence tampering.

Director: Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos
Studio: Netflix
Writer(s): Moira Demos, Laura Ricciardi

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