New Doco Promises New Evidence In Adnan Syed 'Serial' Case
Even though it's been almost five years since the release of the internationally-renowned podcast series 'Serial', our minds continue to return to the hotly contested conviction of Adnan Syed.
HBO has just released the long-awaited first trailer for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' - an investigative documentary series delving into the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.
The upcoming series references the true crime podcast, which drew international interest in the murder and the multiple attempts to prove Syed's innocence.
Promising "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenges the state's case," the four-part series will feature interviews with Syed, his defence team, his family, teachers of Hae Min Lee and Jay Wilds, the man who testified against Adnan Syed in the murder trial.
In January 1999, Hae Min Lee disappeared from Baltimore, and was eventually found four weeks later. She was reportedly the victim of murder by manual strangulation.
One year later, Adnan Syed was found guilty of the murder of Lee, and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.
the now 38-year-old has maintained his innocence for 19 years.
In March 2018, he was granted a new trial after an appeals court found that he had "ineffective assistance" in the initial criminal trial. A decision on the appeal is expected to be delivered by August this year.
While there's no official release date for HBO's 'The Case Against Adnan Syed', the docu-series is expected to pick up from where 'Serial' left with new evidence that could see Syed's release.