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HBO just dropped the trailer for The Case Against Adnan Syed, and it looks tense

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Could this new, four-hour documentary series finally uncover what really happened to Hae Min Lee?

Serial is the addictive 12 episode podcast that, after gaining huge popularity in 2014, left listeners desperate to know more. 

It told the story of Adnan Syed, who was convicted for the murder of his high school girlfriend, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee, in 2000. He has since spent 18 years in prison, but consistently maintained his innocence.

After the case was picked up by producer and presenter Sarah Koenig, it quickly went viral as she re-examined dodgy witness statements and missing evidence, questioning if Syed was wrongfully convicted.

But although undeniably fascinating, the question mark that Koenig drew above Syed’s court ruling was also frustrating, because she never actually got to the bottom of what happened – or gave her own opinion one way or the other.

Since then, fans of Serial have been desperate to know more and find out the truth, sharing conspiracy theories and lapping up the subsequent book and podcast released by Syed’s family and lawyer.

Last May we learned that Sky and HBO had commissioned a four-hour documentary series on the case, and now the trailer has officially dropped, teasing some of what’s in store. 

We knew that the series would be delving deeper than ever before, with producer Amy Berg gaining unprecedented access to the defence team, Syed’s family, friends and teachers of Min Lee and members of Baltimore City law enforcement. But the trailer seems to show some genuinely case-changing evidence which could potentially have an impact on whether Syed is released. 

It also shows a glimpse into interviews with other former pupil’s of Baltimore’s Woodland High School and footage of Rabia Chaudry, Syed’s friend and lawyer, preparing to defend him. The trailer also shows footage of Syed entering the court after he was officially granted a retrial in March 2019.

So far no release date has been confirmed, but our interest has definitely been piqued. 

Images: Getty / Serial 

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