If the popularity HBO’s The Jinx and the Serial podcast are any indication, Netflix can count on a captive audience for its new true crime docuseries, Making a Murderer. The 10-part series tells the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, only to find himself on the stand two years after his release—this time accused of murder.
The series’ directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, stumbled upon Avery’s story in a newspaper article back in 2005. Over the last decade, they have worked to unravel a story that spans three decades and examines the inner workings—or, as the case may turn out to be, failings—of the criminal justice system.
Making a Murderer joins Netflix’s expanding slate of original programming, which was well-represented among this year’s Golden Globe nominees, announced Thursday. The series debuts on Dec. 18.