Netflix is getting into the true crime game.
On Monday, the streaming service announced its latest original show: the docuseries Making a Murderer, which is being billed as "the most compelling American crime story you've never heard of."
Set to premiere in December, the 10-part series chronicles the story of Steven Avery, who was wrongly convicted of assault and was subsequently awarded millions of dollars based on the way his case was handled. But at the same time his assault case was prompting reforms to the criminal justice system, he became the prime suspect in a horrific second crime.
Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who were inspired by a 2005 newspaper article, present the errors that were committed in Avery's first case and examine whether the justice system reforms have actually created a more reliable conviction process.
The true crime genre is having a moment, on the heels of HBO's award-winning series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and NPR's immensely popular podcast Serial.
Making a Murderer premieres on December 18 for Netflix subscribers. Will you watch?