HBO to make documentary of 'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed

HBO to make documentary of 'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed

4 months later, retired Decide Martin Welch, who beforehand denied Syed's request for a retrial, vacated his conviction, and ordered a brand new trial.

The most recent legal development in Syed's battle for a new day in court occurred Monday, when prosecutors asked Maryland's highest court to reverse a ruling that would have granted Syed a new trial.

The Case Against Adnan Syed will investigate the 1999 disappearance and killing of Hae Min Lee, 18, in Baltimore County and the eventual conviction of her boyfriend, Syed, of multiple crimes, including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Hit investigative 2014 podcast Serial, which dissected the 1999 murder case of Baltimore highschooler Hae Min Lee, is finally getting the TV treatment as HBO has announced a four-hour documentary series on Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case was reopened thanks to the podcast.

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"The Case Against Adnan Syed" is coming soon. According to Apple, Serial was the fastest podcast in the history of its iTunes store to receive five million downloads. "From the genesis of their high school relationship, to the original police investigation and trial, through to the current day, when Syed faces a new trial after serving 18 years in jail".

Directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis), the crime documentary promises new findings and "groundbreaking revelations" that challenges the state's case. "The hugely talented Amy Berg has access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing". It will be exec-produced by Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan for Instinct Productions and Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Andrew Stearn for Working Title TV.

The series will also include original music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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