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Making A Murderer fans rejoice; Dean Strang, Steven Avery's lawyer, is getting his own show

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It's been a long time since the world was so fascinated by any show, let alone a true crime documentary, but Netflix's Making A Murderer gripped people of all backgrounds, countries and ages, when it came out in December.

The show follows the trial of Steven Avery, 53 - who was charged with murdering 25-year-old Teresa Hallbach in 2005 - and prompted everyone to ask the same question: did Steven Avery do it?

Teresa Halbach

Teresa Halbach (Photo: Netflix)

As well as raising awareness of the flaws in the American criminal justice system, the series also made unlikely heartthrobs out of Avery's lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting.

Strang, in particular, became a a global sex symbol after his strong sense of social justice melted the hearts of women around the world. Soon enough, the internet was filled with endless memes dedicated to the pair, and even a selection of Valentine's Day cards.

Now, fans of the lawyers will be delighted to learn that Strang will front his own docuseries examining legal cases. 

Steven Avery

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Deadline reports that the show, entitled Dean Strang: Road To Justice, is already in development, and will comprise of eight episodes. It's the first TV project for Covert Media, the production company launched last summer by veteran film executive Paul Hanson.

Dean Strang: Road To Justice will be hosted and executively co-produced by the man himself, and will investigate prominent legal cases that demonstrate major flaws in the criminal justice system. 

“Through his captivating work as Steven Avery’s defense attorney that we encountered in Making A Murderer, Dean Strang has become a leading voice in the fight for justice,” says Saul Goldberg, head of unscripted television. 

“We are thrilled to be working with Dean on this landmark series that will shine a light on many other extraordinary cases where the criminal justice system has failed."

Making A Murderer

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The announcement comes just days after Avery's new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner says she has "new suspects" in the case, while tweeting that Avery has an "airtight alibi". 

Speaking to Newsweek, Zellner says the new suspects all knew Halbach: "We have a couple. I'd say there's one, leading the pack by a lot. But I don't want to scare him off, I don't want him to run."

We can't wait to hear Strang ruminating thoughtfully on the many flaws in the legal justice system, and making us want to pack-in our careers and become criminal lawyers immediately. 

Buting, too, has some exciting news: just weeks ago it was announced that he'll be writing a book about the many criminal cases he has witnessed in his career.

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Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist who writes about everything from lifestyle and travel to fashion and entertainment. She loves spicy maki rolls, cosy socks and visiting far-flung destinations, and is unable to walk past a dog on the street without stopping to befriend it.

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