Brendan Dassey's legal team wants to open the case up once more.
"Based on a true story" – and any other cliches along those lines – have really resonated with viewers, particularly these past couple of years. It seems like more and more tv shows and movies are trying to showcase what our world is really like; for better or for worse. Netflix's Making a Murderer took the world by storm because of its dedication to pursuing the truth.
The show followed the case of Steven Avery and his sexual assault conviction. It was documented over the span of 10 years and had a keen eye for relaying details. After fans were on the edge of their seats in 2015, Brendan Dassey – Avery's nephew – and his legal team are looking to open the case back up. He was sentenced to life in prison for being an accessory to the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach.
Dassey's lawyers are petitioning for the Supreme Court to reassess the case, likely because he was 16 years old at the time of conviction. Evidently, this disheartening case continues off-screen. Over the course of the 10-episode series, viewers watched the up's and down's of the trial. Many describe the series as an uncomfortable watch, as if holding up a mirror to the society and seeing a grotesque, but accurate, reflection. This case has definitely shown us a darker side to humanity. We should learn more about the case in late spring according to Dassey's legal team.