Amy Berg's The Case Against Adnan Syed Doc Series Coming to HBO


The docoseries is directed by Amy Berg, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for Deliver Us From Evil, an exposé sex abuse claims against the Catholic church.

Syed was convicted for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee - an 18-year-old student in Baltimore.

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 June 2016, a Baltimore Circuit Court Judge vacated Syed's conviction and granted him a new trial after new evidence challenged the reliability of cell phone data linking Syed to the crime scene, and a long-awaited alibi witness took the stand.

In 2014 the trial became subject of the podcast "Serial" which has been downloaded over 100 million times.

However, Sky say the series will uncover "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

"We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years", said Sky's director of programming Zai Bennett.

The programme will follow events up to the present, with Syed awaiting his new trial, and will air in the United Kingdom on Sky Atlantic and on HBO in the US.

The State of Maryland appealed the lower court judge's ruling, but on March 29, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals also ruled to vacate Syed's conviction and grant him the retrial he has been waiting for.

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

It's also been revealed that Nick Cave will provide original music for the upcoming project.

At this point, no specific premiere date for the series has been confirmed.

Adnan Syed in prison.