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A Making A Murderer Sequel?

This certainly isn’t the end of this story, and Making A Murderer filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi told Mashable they’re still working on uncovering more.

“The original footage is still growing,” Demos told Mashable in a phone interview Tuesday. “We are continuing to document the story. We still speak to Steven, we’re still recording calls with him. In a way, we’re still in production.”

Of course, it took ten years to make this series, so I don’t think we’re in for a sequel any time soon. But if new evidence were to come out and Steven were to bring the case back to court, it seems like the filmmakers have not yet moved on.

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Yelp Forced To Intervene After Prosecutor’s Page Is Flooded With Negative Reviews

Viewers aren’t just hopeful that justice can one day be found, but angry at some of the film’s “villains.” Former Wisconsin district attorney, whose questionable prosecution of Avery, now works as a criminal defense lawyer and his Yelp page has been bombarded with tons of negative reviews following the debut of Making a Murderer. As of Tuesday, the law firm held a 1.5-star rating based on 114 reviews.

Yelp has had to step in since the abundance of negative comments are unrelated to Kratz’ current law firm. The company said in a statement that its content guidelines dictate that they must step in and delete any reviews that don’t seem relevant to actual customer experience.

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The Problem With Treating True Crime Villains Like Fictional Villains

The Verge has a great article titled “The problem with treating true crime villains like fictional villains”. Here is an excerpt:

As with most fictional worlds with imminently despicable villains at their center, from Gotham to Westeros to the Wizarding World, it’s much easier to direct your vitriol at the obvious spectacle of a bad guy than it is to look at the societal forces that have shaped them. Generations of inequality, apathetic bureaucracies, prejudice and wanton cruelty simmer underneath every story we tell, but it’s harder to process such widespread phenomenon. We want to be able to spit at our bad guys in the face. In other words, Kratz is only a solitary villain in the American justice system — the system is the real villain. But the system doesn’t have a Yelp page on which to post one’s grievances. So instead of spilling your post-bingewatch rage in the same place you whine about your local pizza joint, why not make a donation to the Innocence Project?

What do you think? Was Kratz treated too much like a movie villain? What do you theorized really happened to Teresa Halbach? Should Steven Avery be released? Should they make a Making A Murderer sequel? Let us know in the comments below!

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