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


The podcast Serial was inspired by a documentary reality series about a mysterious death, and now the crime covered in Serial is becoming a documentary reality series.

Sky and HBO have announced they are making a documentary series about the 1999 murder of USA high school student Hae Min Lee.

The docuseries, like "Serial" before it, will reexamine the evidence that led to Syed's conviction as well as "groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case", according to a press release.

HBO and Sky have partnered on a four-part documentary - The Case Against Adnan Syed about the disappearance of high school student Hae Min Lee and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.

Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil"), the four-hour series is titled "The Case Against Adnan Syed".

Amy Berg - the filmmaker in charge of the series - was granted access to law enforcement officials, Adnan Syed's defence team, Syed's family, and Syed himself. Since the podcast aired, a series of court rulings have held that Syed should be granted a new trial.

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However, in March this year the Court of Special Appeals ruled to vacate his conviction and granted him a retrial.

"We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years", Sky director of programming Zai Bennett told Variety of the series.

Berg has been in production on the series since 2015, charting the various machinations and breakthroughs that have marked the case, including the latest twist.

Syed was sentenced to life in prison in 2000.

As for the soundtrack, it will be helmed by the busybody scoring duo of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Now the series is getting a small screen followup, thanks to HBO and Sky.