HBO, Sky team on Amy Berg's "The Case Against Adnan Syed"

HBO, Sky team on Amy Berg's

HBO, Sky team on Amy Berg's "The Case Against Adnan Syed"

European satcaster Sky and premium U.S. cablenet HBO have commissioned a four-part documentary series about the murder case featured in the first season of hit podcast Serial.

The series will be directed by Amy Berg, who was also behind the 2006 documentary Deliver Us From Evil, which investigated sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

High school student Hae Min Lee disappeared and was later found murdered in Baltimore County in 1999.

Maryland prosecutors are asking the state's highest court to deny a new trial for the man whose murder conviction became the subject of the popular podcast "Serial".

"The Case Against Adnan Syed" is coming soon.

The impact of the podcast "Serial" continues to be felt.

Adnan Syed in prison. He was found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000
Adnan Syed in prison. He was found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000

In production since 2015, the documentary series closely re-examines the events leading up to Hae Min Lee's disappearance.

Serial Season 1 told Adnan Syed's story and the curious, potentially unfair trial he received.

Sky said the series will present new discoveries and "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case". "The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing". Syed, Lee's boyfriend, was arrested and ultimately convicted of charges including kidnapping and first-degree murder.

Serial, which was hosted and produced by Sarah Koenig, looked extensively into the case. He was 19-years-old when he was sentenced to life in prison back in 2000, but he has always maintained his innocence.

In February 2016, Syed was granted a post-conviction listening to during which as officers argued his defence lawyer didn't successfully signify him.

However, in March this year the Court of Special Appeals ruled to vacate his conviction and granted him a retrial.

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