Sky and HBO have announced a joint documentary about Adam Syed. Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, in 1999.
He was previously the subject of the critically acclaimed Serial podcast, which gave his case worldwide publicity.
The Case Against Adnan Syed has been in production since 2015. It will closely re-examine the events leading up to Lee’s disappearance, the immediate aftermath, the original police investigation, and will come right up to the present day, as Syed awaits a new trial.
We’re promised new discoveries and groundbreaking revelations that will challenge the state’s case. Think Netflix’s Making a Murderer, and you’ve pretty much got it.
It will also provide exclusive access to Syed, his defence team, family, friends and teachers of the couple, as well as members of the Baltimore City police force.
Syed was granted a new trial back in 2016, after new evidence came to light.
"We're excited to partner with our friends at HBO to bring this fascinating and gripping case to television screens worldwide," said Zai Bennett, director of programming at Sky Entertainment UK & IRL. "We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years. The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing."