I'm Covered In Goosebumps After Watching the Trailer For Netflix's Making a Murderer

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?

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:

“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.

Contact the author at bobby@jezebel.com.

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I worked as a freelance photographer, and as a photojournalist who helped cover the Calumet county Avery trial, in Wisconsin during this time. *Everything* about this story creeps me out.

ETA: not sure if I want to watch this. Part of me really wants to know what the hell...the other part of me feels disturbed by the very thought of dedicating more time to understanding it.