For all of you who've found yourself submerged in Netflix's collection of true crime, you might now have the chance to get the answers you crave. Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, the lawyers from addictive docu-series Making a Murderer, and David Rudolf (lawyer for Michael Peterson) from The Staircase will join forces for a one-off talking event this March.
The trio will travel to Auckland for the interview and audience Q&A session, which promises to be a riveting night of "behind-the-scenes" insight into how police and prosecutors allegedly tipped the scales of justice in their efforts to convict their clients.
If you've been living a nomadic lifestyle out in the bush and thus haven't heard, Making a Murderer follows the infuriating case of Wisconsin native Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, only to be arrested and tried for murder shortly after he was released. If you've got a spare ten hours, you can binge watch it on Netflix right now. Just don't expect to finish with your faith in humanity intact. Miniseries The Staircase follows author Michael Peterson as he is charged for the murder of his wife Kathleen — the question remains whether it was an accident, homicide or violent owl attack.
Nirider, Drizin and Rudolf will take questions from the audience, with follow-up discussion of the most important issues raised in the true crime documentaries. This evening is a must for any true crime fan.