Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed

Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed

Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed

Sky and HBO will produce a documentary about the Adnan Syed case made popular by the "Serial" podcast.

The series, which isn't associated directly with the podcast, will further explore the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee. After featuring on Serial in 2014, his case has been deemed controversial - with the podcast detailing alleged inconsistencies in the trial.

The saga of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the murder of 18-year old Hae Min Lee in 1999, captivated the nation as the focus Sarah Koenig's inaugural season of Serial, which nevertheless left many questions unanswered about the odd, labyrinthian crime.

In 2000 Adnan Syed was given a life sentence plus 30 years for the murder of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999.

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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. Adnan is now in prison, serving a life sentence plus 30 years. 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".

After Syed's conviction was vacated, A&E reached out to a friend of Hae Min Lee's who identified herself only as "Debbie" when appearing on an episode of "Grace vs. Abrams".

Serial won a Peabody Award in April 2015 and was the quickest podcast in historical past to obtain 5 million downloads, in response to iTunes. However, Gutierrez failed to question that evidence.

In February 2016, Syed was granted a post-conviction listening to during which as officers argued his defence lawyer didn't successfully signify him.

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