HBO's "The Jinx" and the podcast "Serial" (which just started its second season) have brought about a resurgence in the popularity of true crime documentaries. Netflix is getting in on the game with "Making a Murderer," a 10-part series about Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison on a rape charge until he was exonerated by DNA.
Then, two years after being freed, Avery is arrested again on a murder charge. The show follows that trial and explores troubling questions about the role of law enforcement as well as Avery himself.
The first trailer is pretty compelling, with the requisite old footage, expert talking heads, and surprising twists.
Will Netflix's true crime show be as riveting — and make as much of a real-life impact — as "The Jinx"? We'll see December 18 when all 10 episodes are available to stream.
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