We’re getting more “Serial”—well, sort of. Adnan Syed, the podcast’s subject currently serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, will be the focus of an all-new, four-hour documentary series from Sky and HBO.
The upcoming docuseries, “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” will be directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg, who has reportedly been working on it since 2015—right after the first season of “Serial” wrapped its run.
According to the show’s synopsis, Berg’s doc “will offer a cinematic look at the life and 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of Adnan Syed, from the genesis of their high school relationship to the original police investigation and trial.”
But the show won’t just be a visual rehash of Sarah Koenig’s 2014 podcast. It will also pick up where “Serial” left off, giving us a look at the last few years Syed has spent fighting for—and eventually being granted—a new trial.
Plus, the show is promising “new discoveries” and “groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state’s case,” whatever those might be.
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