MD Appeals New Trial for Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed when he was in high school

Adnan Syed when he was in high school Serial

During the fall of 2014, it seemed almost impossible to go anywhere without falling into a conversation about the enthralling podcast "Serial", which debuted in October of that year to a seemingly immediate (and obsessed) audience.

As fans of the incredible podcast Serial will know, following the 1999 disappearance and murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student named Hae Min Lee, her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convinced of the crime. 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".

HBO is teaming up with European media company Sky to produce The Case Against Adnan Syed, which will cast new light on Serial Season 1's subject Adnan Syed.

The four-hour doc, directed by the Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, is set to debut on HBO in the United States and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

The Case Against Adnan Syed will air on Sky in the United Kingdom and HBO in the US.

"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). On March 29, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals also ruled to vacate Syed's conviction and granted him a retrial 18 years after first being convicted.

Convicted in 2000, Syed was sentenced to life in prison for killing Lee, his former girlfriend, whose body was found in Leakin Park.

At this point, no specific premiere date for the series has been confirmed.

They argue Syed's defense attorney did a thorough job and the witness, Asia McClain, would not have changed the outcome of the case.

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