Steven Avery’s controversial case, made famous by Netflix’s Making a Murderer, is getting a second look. Investigation Discovery and NBC News’ Peacock Productions are teaming up for Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, scheduled to air the end of January.
Investigation Discovery noted in a press release that the special “aims to provide viewers with critical details surrounding the case” and “to better inform viewers in light of the nearly 300,000 people calling for the release of Avery.” Following the debut of the Netflix series, which questions the 2005 murder conviction of Avery, two online petitions were created demanding Avery’s release.
Since his arrest, Avery has maintained his innocence. The Netflix series explores the argument that Avery was possibly framed by law enforcement officials.
“As the country’s most experienced true crime network, we feel compelled to address some critical details missing from the case as presented in the Netflix documentary,” Henry Schleiff, president of Investigation Discovery, told reporters during a Television Critics Association winter press tour panel on Thursday, January 7.
Dateline NBC correspondent Keith Morrison will be the host.
The special, Schleiff added, will “provide critical, crucial evidence and testimony that will answer many questions surrounding Steven Avery.”
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