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The premiere date of "The Case Against Adnan Syed" hasn't been announced yet, but it will debut on HBO in the United States.

The case against Adnan Syed, made famous by the podcast Serial, will get another re-examination in a four-hour documentary series on HBO, the network announced Wednesday (May 16).

As fans of the incredible podcast Serial will know, following the 1999 disappearance and murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student named Hae Min Lee, her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convinced of the crime.

A press release on the series states that the show will present "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case".

The series will start by look into the events leading up to Min Lee's disappearance and go all the way through to the present day.

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

Syed was granted a retrial in 2016 but the retrial is still to take place.

The series will be directed by Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis director Amy Berg and will explore the case that prompted the podcast phenomenon. With exclusive access to Adnan Syed, his family and his lawyers, director Amy Berg has been closely following their efforts to obtain justice, with the outcome still to be determined-and possibly shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself.

Syed was found guilty of Min Lee's murder at his second trial in 2000, after his first ended in a mistrial.

Episodes from season one - which focused exclusively on Syed and Min Lee's story - have been downloaded more than 175 million times. Syed has always said he is innocent and, since his story garnered wider attention, he has been granted a new trial. However, Gutierrez failed to question that evidence.


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