The impact of the podcast “Serial” continues to be felt.
HBO and Sky announced Wednesday that a four-hour docuseries called “The Case Against Adnan Syed” is on the way. 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. It will bring us from the early days of their relationship up to the present, as Syed prepares for a new trial.
The docuseries, like “Serial” before it, will reexamine the evidence that led to Syed’s conviction as well as “groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state’s case,” according to a press release. It has been in production since 2015, and director Amy Berg was given exclusive access to Syed, his family and attorneys, and other key players.
The premiere date of “The Case Against Adnan Syed” hasn’t been announced yet, but it will debut on HBO in the United States.