Adnan Syed’s Conviction in ‘Serial’ Case Reinstated
A Maryland court did not give the family of the murder victim in the case chronicled in the hit podcast Serial enough time to attend a court hearing in person that led to Adnan Syed’s release, a Maryland appellate court ruled Tuesday, and it ordered a new hearing to be held. Though Syed’s conviction has […]
What Will Be In HBO’s Adnan Syed Docuseries Follow-Up? Director Amy Berg Explains
After director Amy Berg premiered her 2019 docuseries The Case Against Adnan Syed on HBO, she says “it was really difficult for me to let go.” The four-part series probed further into a story that rocketed to fame after it was chronicled on the Serial podcast a few years earlier, about Baltimore County teenager Adnan […]
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed
Prosecutors dropped charges against Adnan Syed on Tuesday in the 1999 killing of Hae Min Lee after additional DNA testing excluded him as a suspect in a case chronicled by the hit podcast Serial. Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore, said her office would continue to pursue justice for Lee but […]
HBO Sets New Episode of Adnan Syed Docuseries With “Exclusive Access” Before, After Release
HBO says it is in production on a new episode of its documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed following Syed’s release from prison this week. The new episode will be directed by Amy Berg, and will feature “exclusive access” to Syed “leading up to and following his release from prison,” HBO says. The new […]
‘Serial’ Host Sarah Koenig on Freed Adnan Syed: “I Did Not See This Coming”
Sarah Koenig, who over a decade ago brought the story of Adnan Syed to a mainstream audience on Serial, was surprised by the decision to release Syed after overturning his conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Speaking to The New York Times following Syed being freed on Monday, Koenig […]
‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed to Be Released From Prison, Conviction Tossed
A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast Serial. At the behest of prosecutors, Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn ordered that Syed’s conviction be vacated and she approved the release of the […]
‘Serial,’ ‘S-Town’ Creators to Release Podcast About Britain’s ‘Trojan Horse Affair’
Serial Productions and The New York Times Company will release a limited-series podcast Feb. 3 about a false conspiracy that Islamic extremists were plotting to take over local schools in Birmingham, England, that led to a national scandal beginning around 2014. The podcast, titled The Trojan Horse Affair after the supposed plot called “Operation Trojan Horse” to […]
‘Serial’ Season 3 to Become HBO Limited Series
Host Sarah Koenig will exec produce alongside LeBron James.
HBO’s Adnan Syed Doc Was Denied a Jail Interview by State of Maryland
The director and stars of HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ say the doc gets “closer to the truth” — though requests to interview Adnan in jail were denied.
‘Serial’: Everything to Know About Season 3
Sarah Koenig's hit podcast 'Serial' is back. The third season of the popular podcast returned Thursday with new episodes exploring the Cleveland criminal court system.
Mark Boal Settles With U.S. Government in Bergdahl Tapes Dispute
The Oscar winner's confidential material will remain confidential.
‘Serial’ Star Adnan Syed Asks to Be Released From Jail
"There is no reason to think Adnan would run from the case he has spent half his life trying to disprove," said Syed's lawyer.