Syed was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999; the podcast examined evidence and, as its executive producer Julie Snyder told NPR, showed that "the story that the state presented at trial could not have happened". No release date has been set but it will air on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and HBO in the U.S. The series will re-examine the events that led up to Lee's 1999 murder and Sky says the series will present "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case". The cable giants have now announced "The Case Against Adnan Syed", a four-hour documentary series directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg (best known for her other crime documentaries "Deliver Us from Evil" and "West of Memphis").
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 series has been in production since 2015 and will re-examine the events leading up to the victim's disappearance, the original police investigation, and the present day, as Syed awaits a new trial.
Since the airing of Serial, Syed's conviction has been vacated, and he was granted a new trial. The State of Maryland appealed the court's ruling, but the Court of Special Appeals also ruled in favor of a retrial in 2018.
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Working Title TV and Instinct Productions are producing and NBC Universal International Studios are distributing the follow-up to the case, which will debut on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic in Europe.
Viewers will hear accounts from Adnan Syed, the defence team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee, and members of Baltimore City law enforcement.
HBO makes an interesting claim: that "the outcome" of Adnan's case will "possibly [be] shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself".