HBO Announced A New Docuseries Based On That Podcast Your Mum Just Heard About
The series will follow a three-year investigation into the murder trial of Adnan Syed previously featured in the Serial podcast.
Everyone remembers when Serial re-invigorated the podcast scene, and everyone has that one friend (or parent) who is literally JUST discovering the hugely successful true crime series.
In case it's you who missed it, Serial was a podcast that debuted in October of 2014. The first season focused on the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore student, Hae Min Lee. Lee's ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
The podcast was hosted by This American Life producer Sarah Koenig, and followed her as she interviewed those connected to the crime, including Syed himself.
Over 12 episodes the podcast captured the attention of the entire world, as they all became true crime experts, hoping to discover who killed Hae Min Lee.
It became an incredible cultural moment with friends, families and workmates coming together to try and crack a case some 15 years after the fact. It also uncovered more evidence, which means now Syed is awaiting a retrial due to a potential alibi being revealed -- one that his original attorney had failed to pursue.
Now HBO has announced they'll be releasing a four-hour documentary series following on from Koenig's investigation, to be directed by Amy Berg, who has directed several other crime docos like West of Memphis and Deliver Us from Evil.
Titled The Case Against Adnan Syed, the new series has already promised "groundbreaking revelations" and new discoveries as well as access to Syed, his family and defence team, Lee's friends and teachers as well as Baltimore law enforcement officials.
While they haven't announced a release date yet, the announcement also revealed the series would feature original music from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Featured image: Courtesy of Serial Podcast.