Serial subject to get HBO docuseries The Case of Adnan Syed

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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. In March of this year, Maryland's court of special appeals granted a retrial for Syed's case. By 2016, a Baltimore judge vacated the conviction and granted a new trial in light of new evidence challenging cell phone data that linked Syed to the crime, as well as testimony from an alibi witness.

Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil"), the four-hour series is titled "The Case Against Adnan Syed".

The new series will reportedly include "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

Working Title TV and Instinct Productions are producing, and NBC Universal International Studios are distributing the follow-up to the case, which will play on the Sky Atlantic channel in the United Kingdom and in the USA on HBO, Reuters reported. Nick Cave will provide original music and it will be exec produced by Khan, Conrad, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Andrew Stearn. We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years. Working Title TV and Instinct Productions are producing the series. With exclusive access to Adnan Syed, his family and his lawyers, director Amy Berg has been closely following their efforts to obtain justice, with the outcome still to be determined-and possibly shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself.

Berg has been in production on the series since 2015, charting the various machinations and breakthroughs that have marked the case, including the latest twist.

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