Variety reports that Netflix execs will “take a look at” developing a second season of their breakout documentary series Making a Murderer. The show follows the plight of Steven Avery, a prisoner whose conviction for murder is questioned by the filmmakers.
The potential for a second season of Making a Murderer could become a case study for how a profit motive sometimes diminishes product quality. The first, and so far only, season of the show was painstakingly produced over the course of ten years. Simply churning out another season of similar quality would be no simple task. What seems more likely is that a second season would contain much of the 700 hours of footage that didn’t make the cut for the first one, and thus represent the best of the leftovers.