There’s no denying many viewers of Netflix's "Making a Murderer" would welcome a follow-up to the gripping case of Steven Avery.
"The story is still unfolding," Sarandos said. "So we'll certainly take a look at it."
The Netflix series has been a lightning rod of the zeitgeist -- spawning conspiracy theories, igniting petitions calling for the release of Avery from prison, and yielding claims by the former prosecutor on the case, Ken Kratz, that the show left out key evidence. Most recently, HLN host Nancy Grace has been a vocal about her views on Avery's case.
Ricciardi defended the research that she and Demos conducted throughout the decade-long process of tracking the story.
"We're documentary filmmakers," Ricciardi said of some of the blowback that has been received. "We're not prosecutors, were not defense attorneys. We did not set out to convict or exonerate anyone. We set out to examine the criminal justice system and how it's functioning today. It just would have been impossible for us to include every piece of evidence that was submitted to the court or attempted to be submitted to the court."
The filmmakers were also asked about a recent TV interview in which Avery's ex-fiance, Jodi Stachowski, who was prominently featured in the docu-series, said Avery was physically abusive and revealed that she believes he is guilty.
"I can't say why Jodi is saying what she is in the media today," Demos said, noting that the series gives an "accurate portrayal" of what Stachowski said she was feeling when they interviewed her nine years ago.
Asked what Avery's response to the series has been, Ricciardi said his request to view it was denied.
"Steven does not have access to the series," she said. "He asked the warden and his social worker whether he'd be able to see it and his request was denied."