Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos claim they didn’t set out to “provide answers” when they put together Making A Murderer, the true crime docuseries that has become a hit for Netflix. That said, it’s hard to make a case that the series doesn’t take sides with the murder case against Steven Avery. As one member of the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department puts it, “I’m concerned that I’m wasting 10 hours of my life watching something that does not tell the full story and really doesn’t make sense.”
But it made sense to Ricciardi and Demos, and the duo claim they never set out to solve the crime or create such a backlash online, especially against prosecutor Ken Kratz. WFRV in Green Bay caught up with the filmmakers to get their thoughts on the viral reaction:
“I’m concerned that I’m wasting 10 hours of my life watching something that does not tell the full story and really doesn’t make sense,” said Sheriff Robert Hermann.
The two directors say they tried to include both sides of the case by reaching out to the prosecution team and members of the Halbach family, who all declined to get involved.
“We had footage of these individuals that chose not to do sit downs, but spoke publicly and we included their point of view as well,” said Ricciardi.