Sky, HBO take Serial case to TV

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"The Case Against Adnan Syed" closely re-examines the events leading up to Hae Min Lee's disappearance, from high school romance, forbidden love and cultural conflict, to the aftermath of her disappearance, the original police investigation and the present day, when Syed awaits a new trial. Now, HBO have announced they're prepping a new documentary, The Case Against Adnan Syed, which will look at the case in an in-depth manner (and will also featuring some of those fancy moving pictures since it's going to be televised).

He was discovered responsible of murdering his high-school sweetheart Hae Min Lee.

This new TV series is due to air on HBO and Sky soon, and will be directed by Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, the filmmaker behind crime documentary film West of Memphis.


Among other things, the project will explore "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case", according to HBO. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in 2000. Serial followed the ins and outs of Lee's murder (The Nisha Call!) and Syed's subsequent trial (Christina Gutierrez!).

The podcast Serial was inspired by a documentary reality series about a mysterious death, and now the crime covered in Serial is becoming a documentary reality series.

Episodes from season one - which focused exclusively on Syed and Min Lee's story - have been downloaded more than 175 million times.


Sarah Koenig hosted and produced the favored podcast in 2014Is Adnan Syed nonetheless in jail for Hae Min Lee's homicide?

However, in March this year the Court of Special Appeals ruled to vacate his conviction and granted him a retrial.

In February 2016, Syed was granted a post-conviction listening to during which as officers argued his defence lawyer didn't successfully signify him.


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