The first teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed is here ahead of the miniseries’ debut this spring. Academy Award-nominee Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) directs this exploration of the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student, Hae Min Lee, as well as the resulting conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. The HBO documentary will follow up on the global attention brought to the case thanks to the massively popular first season of the Serial podcast.
The Case Against Adnan Syed, which has been in production since 2015, returns to the case in order to closely re-examine the events leading up to Hae Min Lee’s disappearance. As HBO describes it, the documentary tracks the case “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.” New discoveries and groundbreaking revelations will be presented to the audience and attorneys alike, along with a glimpse at the documentary team’s exclusive access to Syed, the defense team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of both students, and members of City of Baltimore law enforcement.
There’s a lot more to the case than the Serial podcast was able to cover:
In June 2016, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch 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 finally had her day in court. 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 granted him the retrial he has been waiting for.
Watch the first teaser trailer for HBO’s documentary, The Case Against Adnan Syed below:
Adnan Syed, subject of the first season of the global hit podcast, “Serial”, continues his story in this HBO Documentary this Spring.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg, The Case Against Adnan Syed will explore the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, a case brought to global attention by the hugely popular Serial podcast.
The Case Against Adnan Syed is produced by Working Title TV and Instinct Productions and was commissioned by HBO Documentary Films and Sky Atlantic. Executive producers, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan for Instinct Productions and Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Andrew Stearn for Working Title TV. The series will be distributed internationally by NBC Universal International.