While the world of true-crime documentaries is already full to bursting, HBO is muscling in on Netflix’s crown with a shocking new trailer for The Case Against Adnan Syed.
Sarah Koenig made a name for herself with the first season her gripping Serial podcast in 2014, so its great news that HBO is doing a whole documentary on that exact story. The four-part documentary will look at the horrific crime with a fresh pair of eyes.
If you need a refresher, Adnan Syed is currently serving time for the kidnap and murder of ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Despite claiming his innocence, the 38-year-old was sentenced to life plus 30 years.
As the trailer shows, The Case Against Adnan Syed tries to shed new light on the crime through a series of new interviews with his family and defence team. With Serial Season 1 releasing nearly five years ago, HBO’s documentary has been in the works ever since. With such a long process between conception and making it onto the network, The Case Against Adnan Syed will also cover some of the latest developments.
The trailer opens with some moving words from Rabia Chaudry — Syed’s attorney friend and author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial. Chaudry is set to be a big part of the documentary as we watch events unfold and see how Syed ended up behind bars.
In 1999, Lee’s body was found in Baltimore’s Leakin Park. Syed was the prime suspect and although he was eventually sentenced in 2000, he’s been working toward his freedom ever since. Thanks to Koenig’s work on Serial and new insight, Syed’s case is currently being re-litigated as he aims to have his conviction overturned.
Since Serial, thousands of supporters have flown the flag for Syed’s innocence. Despite Koenig’s podcast having plenty of shocking revelations, this latest documentary promises to unearth even more twists and turns. You’ll have to wait just a little big longer to find out more.
With the case still ongoing, and considering the end isn’t in sight yet, The Case Against Adnan Syed looks like it will be a must-watch addition to HBO’s already brilliant scheduling.
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