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The Case Against Adnan Syed is Getting a Follow-Up Episode at HBO

The installment will chronicle the time leading up to and following Syed's release from prison after 23 years.
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    Adnan Syed's story is far from over.

    Following news of Syed's murder conviction being overturned, HBO has announced that a follow-up to their docuseries The Case Against Adnan Syed is in the works. 

    Helmed by Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg, the new episode features exclusive access to Syed and will chronicle the days leading up to and following his release from prison. Berg has been filming the project since early 2021, and has been present for the recent major developments in Syed's case. 

    Syed was convicted of the 1999 murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and has been behind bars for 23 years. He has maintained his innocence. His case received worldwide attention thanks to the hit podcast Serial in 2014, which also caused the details of his conviction to be scrutinized. HBO's exploration of Syed's story debuted in March 2019. 

    "We knew the end of The Case Against Adnan Syed  was not the end of this story, and we’ve been closely following every twist and turn in the case since the series premiered in March 2019," said Berg. "It’s gratifying to see many of the questions and issues probed in the original episodes come to bear on the events of this week."

    The new installment of The Case Against Adnan Syed will debut on HBO in 2023. 

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The Case Against Adnan Syed, HBO, Adnan Syed