Making a Murderer Filmmakers Talk Second Installment of Netflix Documentary Series

Filmmakers of Making a Murderer Talk Second Installment of Series
Robin Marchant/Getty Images

02/29/2016 AT 08:15 PM EST

More episodes of Making a Murderer might be on the way.

Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke at a Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York on Thursday and revealed that they've had conversations with Kathleen Zellner – Steven Avery's new lawyer – about continuing to film the process, Variety reports.

They added that they're also still recording phone calls and conversations with Steven Avery.

"From our perspective this story is obviously not over," Ricciardi said on Thursday. "It's real life and [Avery's and Brendan Dassey's] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan's case.

"We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan's release or he could order a new trial. So we are on the edge of seats about that. To the extent that there are significant developments, we would like to continue documenting this [case]."

While Ricciardi and Demos are ready and willing to return to Avery's hometown, heading back will reportedly be a bigger feat than some might expect.

"There is a lot of hostility toward these two women in Wisconsin," Stephen M. Glynn, Avery's civil lawyer who was also on the panel said. "The theory is that [they] have played Wisconsin unfairly. But among those people who think and are a little more educated and thoughtful about these sorts of issues, there is appreciation."

Although the docu-series garnered a lot of attention and built a solid fan base, some viewers and media outlets criticized the filmmakers for their portrayal of the crime.

"To read an article that calls our integrity into question and more or less accuses us of leaving things out [of the film] when there are 12 factual errors in the first two paragraphs of the article is frustrating," Demos said. "So we just have to sort of disengage from that and try and have more meaningful conversations."
blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners