Netflix calls their new upcoming documentary series “The Most Compelling American Crime Story You’ve Never Heard Of ,” centered on the true story of Steven Avery who, while taking local law enforcement to court for corruption, becomes the prime suspect in a new crime.
Titled Making a Murderer, the 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix Dec. 18, 2015.
Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were inspired by a newspaper article from 2005 and spent the last 10 years investigating the story.
“There are an unbelievable number of twists and turns in the story arc of Making a Murderer, it feels like it has to be fictional,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming.
Other Netflix original documentary and docu-series include Oscar-nominated films The Square and Virunga, as well as other genre titles What Happened, Miss Simone?, Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom and Chef’s Table.