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Will There Be A Making A Murderer Season 3?

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Will There Be A Making A Murderer Season 3?

Making a Murderer fans are chomping at the bit for a third season of the hit true-crime documentary after Kathleen Zellner's latest update about the Steven Avery case.

Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are both doing time for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. But new evidence places Brendan's older brother Bobby at the scene of the crime.

Following this, Brendan's half-brother, Brad Dassey, has spoken out about their mother Barb Tadych. He claims that his uncle Avery is 'innocent' and that Tadych wiped the family laptop of pornography before it was seized by the police.

That, and the fact that season two left the audience with some unanswered questions, all goes in favour of a third season. But when?

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Exonerated once before, Avery has always maintained his innocence and, along with Zellner, has been campaigning for a new trial. They haven't had much success up until now and the best Zellner could get for her client was for the original case to be reviewed by a judge.

At the end of season two, Zellner was experimenting with evidence to try and prove it was planted to frame Avery. Fast-forward to 2021 and a major discovery was submitted in a court filing on 13th April. It states that a delivery driver has come forward and said he saw Bobby with an unidentified, bearded man in his 50s-60s pushing a Toyota RAV-4 (the same model Halbach drove) onto the Avery property in the early hours of 5 November 2005.

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Will there be a Making A Murderer Season 3 and when will it come out?

It's all speculation at the moment, as neither the filmmakers, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, nor Netflix has confirmed a third season.

That said, the filmmakers did tease fans in 2018 when they said that a third season could definitely be on the cards.

By that logic, fans expect there to be an announcement in 2021, with the first season coming out in 2015 and the second series following three years later in 2018. If the producers stick to this pattern, it's possible Making a Murderer season 3 could be released in 2022.

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Are Steven Avery's parents still alive?

Steven Avery's parents, Dolores and Allan Avery, are still alive and well. Both parents are in their 80's and continue to support Steven's battle to be proved innocent.

Dolores and Allan Avery ' Credit: Twitter/Making A Murderer
Dolores and Allan Avery ' Credit: Twitter/Making A Murderer
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During the first season of Making a Murderer, viewers saw Avery's parents putting every dollar they had towards Steven's legal fees. In 2016, Netflix reported they'd sold the family business to help pay for their son's legal team.

Despite backlash from their local community, they continue to support their son. Netflix said in 2016 that the case has "taken an immeasurable toll" on Dolores and Allan. Both are likely to appear in season 3 of Making a Murderer, assuming it gets made.

What happened at the end of season 2?

At the end of the second season of Making A Murderer, Zellner makes two of the biggest discoveries in the case so far:

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  • Zellner gets permission to experiment with evidence in hope that she'll prove evidence was planted to frame Avery. An expert from Wisconsin State Crime Lab testified and said he couldn't conclusively link the gun found at Avery's property to Halbach's murder.
  • Zellner finds thousands of images of pornography and violence towards woman on Brendan Dassey's older brother, Bobby Dassey's, computer. She insists he should be considered a suspect.

Who would be in Making a Murderer season 3?

Avery, Dassey and Zellner are a sure thing for season three. Laura Nirider, Bendan Dassey's lawyer, would likely feature as well. She tweeted in January, 2021:

"Every day, I get DMs & emails from people around the globe who have ideas about how to fight for Brendan Dassey -- ideas about evidence to test, arguments to make, etc. We read them all.Five years after #MakingaMurderer, your commitment hasn't wavered a bit. Neither has ours."

Steven Avery with his parents ' Credit: Netflix
Steven Avery with his parents ' Credit: Netflix

Even before the new court filing in April 2021, Brendan's older brother Bobby Dassey was a key figure in season two after Zellner found images of porn and violence towards women on his hard drive. He's bound to be a central figure in any third season, as will Avery's parents Dolores and Allan.

Brad Dassey and Barb Tadych could very well be appearing in season 3 after the latest revelations.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Making A Murderer

Topics: True Crime, Documentaries, Netflx, Steven Avery, Making A Murderer

Laura Sanders
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