Hosted by Dateline‘s Keith Morrison, the special will “provide viewers with critical details surrounding the case.”
Making A Murderer debuted on December 18th and follows the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was exonerated after 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The documentary series centers on his trials that follow when he is accused of murdering a 25-year-old woman only a short time after he’s released from prison.
Since the series’ premiere, Avery’s case has cultivated a popular following. Several petitions have been started with the aim of earning Avery a pardon or re-trial. However, some people involved with the case have come forward with criticisms of the series, saying the documentary left out critical details that question Avery’s presumed innocence.
The Investigation Discovery special, Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, will look into these details with the help of NBC News.
From Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery:
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.”
No premiere date for the ID special has been announced yet.
What do you think? Did you watch Making A Murderer? Will you watch the ID special? Do you think Steven Avery is innocent?