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07th Feb 2019

The first trailer for HBO’s docuseries about Serial’s Adnan Syed is here

Keeley Ryan

In 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee.

The case gained international attention when, in 2014, it was featured on the podcast Serial. 

Now, HBO have released the first look at their years-in-the-making, four-part docuseries about the case – which will pick up the investigation where Serial left off.

The Case Against Adnan Syed will feature “exclusive access to Adnan Syed, his family and his lawyers”.

The “new chapter in the story” will provide an overview of Syed’s conviction in 2000, his pending re-trial, and the worldwide interest in the case after the first season of Serial. 

The brief teaser ends with Syed admitting: “I know there are things that don’t look good for me.”

The description for the docuseries reads:

“In production since 2015, The Case Against Adnan Syed closely re-examines the events leading up to Hae Min Lee’s disappearance, from high school romance, forbidden love and cultural conflict, to the aftermath of her disappearance, the original police investigation and the present day, when Syed awaits a new trial.

“Presenting new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state’s case, and featuring exclusive access to Syed, the defense team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee and Adnan Syed, and members of City of Baltimore law enforcement, the series traces how the rush to justice and Syed’s conviction in 2000 raised more questions than answers about what happened to Hae Min Lee, underscoring the instability of memory and conflicting eyewitnesses.”

You can check out the trailer below.