THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED - New HBO Doco follows on from SERIAL Podcast

Adnan Syed  images - SBS

Adnan Syed
images - SBS

In 2014, the world became obsessed with Adnan Syed. Thanks to the first season of the wildly popular Serial podcast, his conviction for the murder of his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee in February 2000 became a deepening puzzle for true crime fans to grapple with.

The Case Against Adnan Syed is a HBO 4-part documentary series that revisits that gripping story.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg, the series will premiere in Australia exclusively on SBS in April.

Following the Serial phenomenon, which went on to become the first podcast to reach 5 million downloads on iTunes and totalled 175 million downloads globally, The Case Against Syed returns to the 1999 murder of Lee, an 18-year old high school student, and Syed’s conviction in 2000.

The Case Against Adnan Syed re-visits the teen romance between Lee and Syed and the ultimate demise of their relationship. It also re-examines the events leading up to Lee’s disappearance, the original investigation and subsequent conviction of Syed, and follows present-day developments in the courts as they unfold.

With exclusive access to family, friends and teachers of both Syed and Lee, Baltimore law enforcement officers, the defence team, as well as Syed himself, the series reveals ground breaking new discoveries that challenge the original case.

The Case Against Adnan Syed premieres on Sunday, 7 April at 8.30pm on SBS with subsequent episodes airing at 9:30pm on April 14, 21 and 28.

The episodes will be available to stream on SBS On Demand simultaneously.