Netflix Renews ‘Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal’ for a Depressing Second Season


Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal will return for a second season on Netflix later this year, as confirmed by Vanity Fair.

The three-part docuseries investigates attorney Alex Murdaugh and the murder of his wife Maggie and their 22-year-old son Paul in their South Carolina home in June 2021. Murdaugh was found guilty of murder around the time that the series reached the height of its popularity on the streamer.

Julia Willoughby Nason and Michael Gasparro, the duo behind Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, explain to Vanity Fair why they always believed that the series needed three more episodes to tell the entire story. “We always envisioned this as six episodes, and it was really just about getting Netflix on board,” Gasparro said. “They saw that there were still stories to be told,”

After awaiting the conclusion of the trial, Nason and Gasparro can speak with key witnesses, such as former Murdaugh family housekeeper Blanca Turrubiate-Simpson and caregiver Shelly Smith. “We didn’t want to be doing any kind of recap,” Nason said. “We really wanted to live first-person with the people who experienced this.”