In 1985, Steven Avery was charged with raping a woman named Penny Beernsten. In 2003, he was exonerated of the crime and released from prison. Two years later, he was charged with murder. Based on those three sentences, this is something you would like to know more about, correct?

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Netflix’s upcoming documentary series, Making a Murderer, will tell Avery’s story across 10 episodes, and—if the trailer is any indication—I’ll be covering my face and breathing heavily through most of them.

Writes Netflix:

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“There are an unbelievable number of twists and turns in the story arc of Making a Murderer, it feels like it has to be fictional,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “Ricciardi and Demos have navigated very complex terrain and skillfully woven together an incredible series that leaves you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the action.”

“It was extraordinarily disturbing,” says a voice in the trailer. That’s very true, because here I am, disturbed.


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