Making a Murderer Part 2 being released in October

The second season of true crime hit series Making a Murderer will debut in October, Netflix has announced.

Ten new episodes are on the way, as filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos continue to investigate the cases against Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey.

"Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice," say Ricciardi and Demos in a statement.

"Building on [the first season], which documented the experience of the accused, in [season two] we have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned, two men each serving life sentences for crimes they maintain they did not commit."

Making a Murderer Part 2 will feature Kathleen Zellner, Avery's post-conviction lawyer, who is said to have righted more wrongful convictions than any private lawyer in America.

Netflix says the new episodes follow Zellner as she works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Avery of her murder.

Making a Murderer Part 2 is set to launch internationally on October 19 via Netflix.