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Trailer For The Docuseries About The Legendary 'Serial' Podcast Has Just Dropped

Stewart Perrie

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Trailer For The Docuseries About The Legendary 'Serial' Podcast Has Just Dropped

Before The Staircase, before Making a Murderer, before Evil Genius, there was Serial.

While it wasn't on the streaming juggernaut known as Netflix, it was a podcast that captivated audiences around the world. People tuned into the once-a-week episodes, learning every twist and turn in the case of Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee.

But if you didn't catch the podcast yet, fear not, because a documentary series has been developed by HBO, who has just dropped the trailer.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, who's been in charge of Deliver Us from Evil and Dogs, has directed the series, which will be in four parts.

There's no official release date for The Case Against Adnan Syed but there are reports it could come out by Spring.

It will look into 'a new chapter in the story' as well as rehash all the juicy details of what allegedly transpired in 1999.

A voiceover on the trailer says 'this is a piece of evidence that no one even realised existed all these years', only fuelling people's excitement.

If you're unfamiliar with the story that divided people all over the world, let me fill you in.

The docuseries will look into Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee. Credit: HBO
The docuseries will look into Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee. Credit: HBO

Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000 in Baltimore County, Maryland. She was just 18 years old when she was murdered and her alleged killer wasn't much older.

They were two teenagers who fell madly in love in high school and then had a seemingly mild break up.

But because he used to date her, he became the first person of interest in the case and detectives investigated him ruthlessly.

A little more than a month after Hae's body was discovered, Adnan was charged with first degree murder.

Adnan Syed has been in jail since 2000. Credit: HBO
Adnan Syed has been in jail since 2000. Credit: HBO

The Serial podcast highlighted, in much the same way Making A Murderer did, the holes in the prosecution's case and all the things that fell apart during the trial.

There were dodgy witnesses, shady information, disputable allegations and many other things that made audiences side with either Adnan or the police.

He was eventually convicted of the murder and has been sentenced to life behind bars plus another 30 years.

Adnan has protested his innocence since day one and the Serial podcast has been instrumental to his case as it even got the attention of the The Innocence Project.

Who knows, maybe this series might finally hold the key to his future.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, documentary series, HBO

Stewart Perrie
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