Stop everything: Netflix just officially announced Making A Murderer: Part 2 on their social media channels. Fans of the show will remember every detail of the first season, which followed Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s cases and trials over the course of ten years. Can’t wait to see what everyone’s favourite lawyers Dean Strang and Jerome Buting have been up to since the show aired to phenomenal success back in 2015? You will have to wait until 19th October, but at least now we know it’s happening soon. In the meantime, we’ve listed seven other true-crime shows you need to watch…
1. The Staircase
The Staircase is the story of crime novelist Michael Peterson, whose wife is found dead at the bottom of a staircase one day. What follows is a 16-year judicial battle accusing Peterson of killing his wife, documented in 13 compelling episodes.
2. Wild Wild Country
Over the course of six episodes, Wild Wild Country takes us back to the utopian city in the Oregon desert that became home to the infamous cult lead by Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. What follows is almost unbelievable…
3. The Keepers
The Keepers, a shocking seven-part documentary, takes an in-depth look back at the unsolved murder of Baltimore nun Cathy Cesnik. It’s not long until a number of horrific secrets are uncovered that still cause pain nearly five decades after Cathy’s death.
4. Evil Genius
Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist depicts everything that happened in Pennsylvania in 2003 after a robbery went wrong and a terrifying public murder captured the nation’s attention. That’s when the conspiracy comes to light..
5. Amanda Knox
Few cases have captivated the world as much as that of Amanda Knox, the student accused of brutally murdering her roommate. Years later we are no closer to knowing the truth about her guilt, so this documentary – which features intimate interviews with Knox – gives us an opportunity to decide for ourselves.
Wormwood follows Eric Olson’s quest of uncovering the circumstances of his father Frank’s mysterious death 60 years prior. What makes it all the more interesting is Frank Olson’s past as a scientist and CIA employee, bringing us face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets. Complete with terrific acting and beautiful cinematography, this show is a must-see.
7. The Confession Tapes
In true Making a Murderer-style, The Confession Tapes investigates those cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false. Seven different episodes and cases bring new insight into the American justice system and its flaws…