HBO producing documentary about Serial's Adnan Syed

ImageAdnan Syed in Baltimore City Circuit Court

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.

The series which has been in production since 2015, will re-examine the events leading up to Hae Min Lee's disappearance, the original police investigation, and the present day when Syed awaits a new trial.

Syed was convicted of first diploma homicide in February 2000 and in addition discovered responsible of theft, kidnapping and false imprisonment. Syed has always said he is innocent and, since his story garnered wider attention, he has been granted a new trial.

Serial, which was hosted and produced by Sarah Koenig, looked extensively into the case.

In 2016, Syed was granted a retrial.

The podcast Serial was inspired by a documentary reality series about a mysterious death, and now the crime covered in Serial is becoming a documentary reality series. Adnan is now in prison, serving a life sentence plus 30 years.

As is standard with these things, prosecutors are now expected to challenge the decision. According to reports at the time, Maryland's second-highest court determined that the "deficient performance" of his original defence team meant that he had been subjected to an unfair trial. He is now in jail awaiting retrial.

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"I think that she is riding the publicity at this point and that's what she is interested in so she is sticking by her story for that goal", Debbie told A&E.

Criminal defense expert and law professor Erica Zunkel - of the University of Chicago Law School - spoke to PBS Newshour about the case. Now a lawyer, Chaudry said she remains optimistic that by the end of 2018, Syed might walk free.

He has consistently maintained his innocence.

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