HBO producing documentary series on Adnan Syed, 'Serial' case


As fans of the incredible podcast Serial will know, following the 1999 disappearance and murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student named Hae Min Lee, her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convinced of the crime.

The Serial podcast left an open-ended finale in December 2014 and was followed-up by another podcast, which led to a book titled "Adnan's Story" by Adnan Syed's family friend, Rabia Chaudry, who is an attorney and US Institute of Peace senior fellow. No release date has been set but it will air on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and HBO in the U.S. The series will re-examine the events that led up to Lee's 1999 murder and Sky says the series will present "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

4 months later, retired Decide Martin Welch, who beforehand denied Syed's request for a retrial, vacated his conviction, and ordered a brand new trial.

We're also going to get an in-depth look at the original police investigation and the present day situation as Adnan Syed awaits a new trial.

However, Sky say the series will uncover "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case". It will bring us from the early days of their relationship up to the present, as Syed prepares for a new trial.

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Syed nonetheless insists he has nothing to do together with her homicide, 20 years after she was discovered useless.

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

A lower-court judge vacated Syed's conviction in 2016.

Instinct's Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan serve as executive producers alongside Working Title's Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Andrew Stearn.

The series will also include original music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.