The world’s favourite bespectacled lawyer, who fought a brave fight to save Steven Avery from being convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach on Making A Murderer, has landed his own TV show.
Attorney Dean Strang will front Dean Strang: Road To Justice, which sees him make his way through a number of cases. The eight-episode series will see Strang guide viewers through landmark legal cases that expose flaws in the criminal justice system.
He will also serve as an executive producer on the project from Covert Media.
Strang is no stranger to speaking out about injustices in the criminal justice system, and is currently on a 26-city speaking world tour with fellow show lawyer Jerry Buting on the back of their popularity from Making A Murderer.
A TV channel has yet to be allocated for the show.
Meanwhile, Steven Avery’s current lawyer Kathleen Zellner has identified new suspects that the police investigators and Avery’s former attorneys had previously ignored.
“We have a couple. I’d say there’s one, leading the pack by a lot. But I don’t want to scare him off, I don’t want him to run,” Zellner told Newsweek. The lawyer also described how she planned to free Avery, who was convicted in the 2005 murder of Halbach.
Zellner told the magazine that the investigation’s focus was kept narrowly on the families of Avery, his convicted nephew Brendan Dassey, and Halbach’s family. She says key people who knew the victim were overlooked.
“We’ve got access to documents the public doesn’t have,” Zellner said. “We’ve got all the police reports, we can see exactly what they did and did not do. And it’s a lot more about what they did not do.”
The makers of the successful Netflix documentary have stated that there will be a second series, though this has yet to be given a transmission date.
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