Based on a true crime, Making A Murderer Season 3 is an American documentary series that deals with the life of Steven Avery who hailed from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder of Penny Beernsten for which he had to serve 18 years in prison from 1985 to 2003.
Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, this series is then linked with that of another conviction that Avery had to face in 2005 along with Brendan Dassey. Avery was charged with the murder of a photographer named Teresa Halbach while Brendan was convicted of being an accomplice to Avery.
The first season of the series got released in 2015 and the second in the year 2018. Both the seasons got great reviews and were a huge success with an 8.6 rating on IMDB and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. Such was the success that after the viewers completed watching the series, they started a “Free Avery and Dassey” movement for they were convinced that Avery and Dassey were wrongfully convicted.
Making A Murderer Season 3 Plot
Making a Murderer is based on true events and deals with the lives of convicts Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. Having been released from prison because of wrongful conviction, Avery went on to show the world the corruption in the judiciary system, the very moment in which he was again charged with the murder of certain Teresa Halbach. The whole series revolves around the proceedings of the Avery-Dassey-Halbach case.
Making A Murderer Season 3 Storyline
Before I talk more about Season 3, let’s recall what all things happened in the previous two seasons. In the first season, we observed the Police and Judicial misconduct that resulted in the loss of 18 years of Avery’s life.
Because of the absence of DNA testing technology in those times, Avery was found guilty of assaulting Penny Beernsten and was given a sentence of thirty-two years imprisonment. It was in the year 2003 that Avery was exonerated and released, and in return, he filed a $36 million lawsuit against the County and the Law Enforcement officials and ultimately went on to settle for $4,00,000.
His freedom was however short-lived for he was again convicted of murdering a photographer named Teresa Halbach and was arrested at that very moment. The case turned interesting when Brendan Dassey confessed that Avery raped and murdered Halbach and burnt her body to wipe off all the pieces of evidence.
With the $4,00,000 that Avery gained from the lawsuit, he hired Kathleen Zellner who went on to become the star of the Season 2 of the docu-series. She put forward many important aspects such as the tampering with Avery’s blood sample, the inspectors’ influence on the confession of Dassey and most importantly the presence of the law officials from the previous County and their involvement in the proceedings of the Avery-Dassey-Halbach case.
Making A Murderer Season 3 Genre
Making a Murderer is a true-crime documentary series. A true-crime documentary series is a series where certain events are closely followed and narrated in such a way that evokes in the viewers an emotion of awe and surprise and also in a way, sympathy for the character portrayed. Ricciardi and Demos closely followed the life of convict Steven Avery and portrayed the misconduct of the judiciary system. They succeeded in evoking a feeling of sympathy for Avery in the minds of the viewers.
Making A Murderer Season 3 Cast
Being a true-crime docu-series, both the seasons consisted of real-life characters and events which means that the events of Avery’s life were closely followed and recorded and we can see the very characters themselves. Here’s a list of all the persons who played an important role in creating and narrating the story of Avery :
1. Steven Avery – Self
2. Dolores Avery – Self/Steven’s mother
3. Kathleen Zellner – Self/Steven’s Lawyer
4. Brendan Dassey – Self/Steven’s nephew
5. Laura Nirider – Self/Brendan’s Lawyer
6. Ken Kratz – Self/Special Prosecutor
7. Jerry Buting – Self/Steven’s defense lawyer
8. Dean Strang – Self/Steven’s defense lawyer
9. Len Kachinsky – Self/Brendan’s defense attorney
10. Mike Halbach – Self/Teresa’s brother
11. Tom Fassbender – Self/Co-lead investigator
12. Penny Beernsten – Self/Sexual assaulted victim
There are other important characters as well who shaped the proceedings of Avery’s case as well as his life.
Making a Murderer Season 3 Release Date
The makers of the docu-series have not yet confirmed the release of Season 3. The first season premiered in 2015 and the second season was released after three years. The third season could discuss the proceedings, investigation and inquiries of the Avery case. It would be interesting to see how Ricciardi and Demos unfold the story further.
Making A Murderer Season 3 Accolades
The series went on to become a huge success winning 4 Primetime Emmy Awards with a total of 14 wins and 13 nominations. The success of the series and the popularity among the viewers force the makers to think about how to arrange the sequences in the third season to make it an even bigger hit, for they themselves have set the bar pretty high.
Where To Watch Making A Murderer Season 3?
Making a Murderer is a docu-series that one can watch on Netflix. Both the seasons after being rejected by several other platforms were premiered on Netflix in the years 2015 and 2018. The release date of Season 3 is not yet confirmed but is expected to premiere on Netflix.