Sky and HBO are teaming up for a new documentary on the Adnan Syed case, which was previously brought to light by the hugely-popular podcast Serial.
Syed was jailed in 1999 for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and has been serving a life sentence ever since. After featuring on Serial in 2014, his case has been deemed controversial – with the podcast detailing alleged inconsistencies in the trial.
Now, a four-hour documentary, The Case Against Adnan Syed, will delve deeper into the subject. According to a press release, producer Amy Berg has been given unprecedented access to those closest to the case – including Syed’s family and friends, defence team, and members of the Baltimore City law enforcement.
“We’re excited to partner with our friends at HBO to bring this fascinating and gripping case to television screens worldwide,” says Zai Bennett (Director of Programming, Sky Entertainment UK & IRL). “We’ll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years. The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing.”
It’s also been revealed that Nick Cave will provide original music for the upcoming project.
The Case Against Adnan Syed will air on Sky in the UK and HBO in the US. No release date has yet been confirmed.
In 2016, the case was subject of the show Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?, which aired on Investigation Discovery UK.
Last month, it was reported last month that Adnan Syed has been granted a new trial. He had previously appealed his conviction in 2012, but was denied.