Adnan Syed's Case Gets Second Podcast After 'Serial'
The new podcast will launch on April 13.
Adnan Syed's controversial case, which was first examined on the enormously popular Serial podcast, is getting a new life on the air. A new podcast about the case, Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed will launch on April 13, sponsored by the Adnan Syed Legal Defense Fund.
Lawyer and Syed's family friend Rabia Chaudry was the one who first brought Syed's case to Serial host Sarah Koenig's attention. Chaudry and fellow lawyers Susan Simpson and Colin Miller will host the new 30-minute podcast.
According to the Undisclosed website, the new podcast will look at the case "from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one" and shed light on "new evidence and information" regarding Hae Min Lee's 1999 murder and Syed's subsequent trial.
“There are serious questions about the process, about the criminal justice system, about how prosecutors conduct themselves, and all of these things should be looked at,” Chaudry told PBS. She said she wants to use the podcast to draw even more attention to Syed's case. “The more public support we have in terms of skepticism toward the case — I think it has an impact on the case itself. That’s my goal."
Syed's lawyers have officially requested a new trial in Maryland in an effort to overturn his conviction.
The second season of Serial will focus on a new case, which has not been announced yet.