Watch Out, Netflix: Another Network Is Coming After Making a Murderer's Popularity (And Its Facts)

Investigation Discovery will present a special looking into key evidence allegedly omitted from the massive true crime hit

By Billy Nilles Jan 07, 2016 10:00 PMTags
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It's time to go back to Manitowoc County.

Now that Making a Murderer has become a legitimate phenomenon for Netflix, another network with a true crime focus is putting the documentary series in its crosshairs to bring to light key evidence that the prosecution in the Steven Avery trial claims was omitted.

Investigation Discovery has announced a new installment of their Front Page series, entitled Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, is slated to air in late January with the stated goal of better informing viewers in light of the nearly 300,000 people calling for Avery's release.

"We are excited to share with viewers the latest in this compelling saga," Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America said in a statement."Following our investigation, we expect that Front Page: The Steven Avery Story will present crucial testimony and information that addresses many of the questions surrounding Steven Avery."

The ID special, co-produced with NBC News' Peacock Productions and to be hosted by Dateline NBC correspondent Keith Morrison, will likely look at comments made by Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Krantz, who has alleged that Making a Murderer left out important evidence when presenting their version of Avery's case.

This isn't the first time ID has taken on Avery's story, either. The network examined the stranger-than-fiction case in last year's series Did He Do It?

Front Page: The Steven Avery Story airs in late January on Investigation Discovery.