'Serial' Heads to HBO for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed'

Angelo Anderson
May 17, 2018

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

Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction was the focus of the popular Serial podcast, will be profiled in a forthcoming four-part investigative docuseries from HBO Documentary Films and European network Sky.

The Case of Adnan Syed will re-examine the events leading up to Lee's disappearance, its aftermath, and the present day.

The four-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg, is titled "The Case Against Adnan Syed".

Syed was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for Hae Min Lee's murder.

Adnan Syed is about to be tried - again - in the court of public opinion.

Adnan Syed in prison. He was found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000
Adnan Syed in prison. He was found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000

Welch vacated Adnan Syed's conviction and granted him a new trial after new evidence challenged the reliability of the cell phone data that linked Syed to the crime scene, and a long-awaited alibi witness finally had her day in court.

"We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years", Sky director of programming Zai Bennett told Variety of the series. The series also includes "exclusive access to Adnan Syed, his family and his lawyers", as Berg "has been closely following their efforts to obtain justice, with the outcome still to be determined - and possibly shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself".

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

The Case Against Adnan Syed will air in the United Kingdom on Sky Atlantic and on HBO in the US.

The series will have a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

HBO has not yet announced a release date for the series.

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