'Serial' Heads to HBO for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed'

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HBO have announced a new documentary series titled The Case Against Adnan Syed, which will cover the case popularised by the Serial podcast.

The saga of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the murder of 18-year old Hae Min Lee in 1999, captivated the nation as the focus Sarah Koenig's inaugural season of Serial, which nevertheless left many questions unanswered about the odd, labyrinthian crime. On March 29, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals also ruled to vacate Syed's conviction and granted him a retrial 18 years after first being convicted. Now Syed, Lee's ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder, will be the subject of a new four-hour docuseries from HBO and Oscar nominee Amy Berg.

The new series will reportedly include "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

In production since 2015, the documentary series closely re-examines the events leading up to Hae Min Lee's disappearance. His original conviction and his subsequent efforts to get a new trial have galvanized people throughout the world since they were featured in 2014 in the "Serial" podcast, which was produced by former Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Koenig. She'll be joined, Slate reports, by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who will compose an original score for the series.

'The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing'.

Sky and HBO will be making a new documentary series that focuses on Adnan Syed.

Viewers will hear accounts from Adnan Syed, the defence team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee, and members of Baltimore City law enforcement.

At this point, no specific premiere date for the series has been confirmed.