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18th Jan 2016

Netflix’s Head of Content has his say on new episodes of Making a Murderer

Carl Kinsella

Netflix unleashed a whole raft of announcements about their plans for 2016 over the weekend.

The streaming giant confirmed plans for a second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and also put a temporary brake on Aziz Ansari’s popular social-commentary comedy Master of None.

Plans for a second season of Making a Murderer are far more ambiguous, however, with Netflix’s Head of Content Acquisition Ted Sarandos leaving the door open for a follow-up season without confirming one is in the works.

“The story is still unfolding. It was a remarkable turn of events in the last couple of weeks of the year where it was that crazy combination of super addictive television and time to watch it.”

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Given the sensitivity of the subject material, and the case’s propensity to change greatly in a short space of time depending on real-world developments, it would be tough to plan a second season in the same way a network can plan a sitcom.

Nevertheless, Sarandos seems to be acknowledging that there is an interest in further coverage of Steven Avery’s story.