HBO Docuseries 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' to Center on 'Serial' Subject

HBO Docuseries 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' to Center on 'Serial' Subject

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.

Sky said the series will present new discoveries and "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

The series will start by look into the events leading up to Min Lee's disappearance and go all the way through to the present day.

However, work has continued in Syed's pursuit of a new trial, and he has continued to protest his innocence throughout the last two decades.

During the fall of 2014, it seemed almost impossible to go anywhere without falling into a conversation about the enthralling podcast "Serial", which debuted in October of that year to a seemingly immediate (and obsessed) audience.

Adnan Syed escorted from a Baltimore Courtroom after a primary day of hearingsWho's Adnan Syed? "The hugely talented Amy Berg has access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing".

The Case Against Adnan Syed will be directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and will run for four hours.


Syed was found guilty of Min Lee's murder at his second trial in 2000, after his first ended in a mistrial.

After a lukewarmly received season two, Serial has yet to produce a third season.

Syed's case was retaken by the Baltimore Metropolis courtroom system after Koenig's podcast gained a variety of publicity.

The interpretation of cellphone tower evidence was a key part of the state's case against him.

She revealed weaknesses in the proof which was used to convict him and in addition raised questions on his defence lawyer,  Maria Gutierrez, who was affected by a number of sclerosis on the time.

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

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