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Netflix Sets New Documentary Series

Netflix in December will embark on a 10-part documentary series Making A Murderer, the OTT service said Monday.

The series, inspired by a newspaper article from 2005, follows the story of Steven Avery, whose conviction and eventual  exoneration of a brutal assault led to major criminal justice reform legislation, even as becomes the prime suspect in a new crime. The series is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, said 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 vice president of Original Documentary Programming in a statement. “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.”