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Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed

17 May 2018

Now, a four-hour documentary, The Case Against Adnan Syed, will delve deeper into the subject.

"The Case Against Adnan Syed will offer a cinematic look at the life and 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of Adnan Syed", explained HBO in a press release.

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. His original conviction and his subsequent efforts to get a new trial have galvanized people throughout the world since they were featured in 2014 in the "Serial" podcast, which was produced by former Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Koenig.

In 2016, Judge Martin P. Welch granted Syed a new trial, after it was ruled he had received ineffective counsel from his lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez.

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According to an HBO news release, the series has been in production since 2015 and will feature new discoveries as well as "groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

Working Title TV and Instinct Productions are producing, and NBC Universal International Studios are distributing the follow-up to the case, which will play on the Sky Atlantic channel in the United Kingdom and in the USA on HBO, Reuters reported. We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years.

Adnan Syed is about to be tried - again - in the court of public opinion. While we might miss Serial's classic theme music, Nick Cave and experimental musician Warren Ellis are locked in to collaborate on the series' almost-certainly-eerie soundscape.

At this point, no specific premiere date for the series has been confirmed.

Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed