Serial subject to get HBO docuseries The Case of Adnan Syed

Daniel Fowler
May 17, 2018

Syed has maintained his innocence, and his case attracted worldwide attention in 2014 when it was featured on "Serial". The series is described as "a cinematic look" at the case that "Serial" Season 1 made prominent - the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee in Baltimore, Maryland, and her ex-boyfriend Syed's conviction.

The series is said to present "new discoveries as well as ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case" and features exclusive access to Syed, the defence team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee and Adnan Syed, and members of Baltimore City law enforcement.

The hugely popular Serial podcast is officially coming to the small screen thanks to a new documentary series helmed by HBO and Sky.

The four-hour doc, directed by the Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, is set to debut on HBO in the USA and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

Serial followed the ins and outs of Lee's murder (The Nisha Call!) and Syed's subsequent trial (Christina Gutierrez!).

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Henrietta Conrad, Jemima Khan, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, and Andrew Stearn will executive produce the series, which will hit HBO in the USA and Sky Atlantic in Europe.

The four-hour documentary will debut in Europe on Sky Atlantic and in the USA on HBO. 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.

They argue Syed's defense attorney did a thorough job and the witness, Asia McClain, would not have changed the outcome of the case.

The documentary, which has reportedly been in production since 2015, doesn't have a premiere date yet. "The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing".

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