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HBO releases new trailer for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed'

HBO today released a new trailer for its four-part documentary series “The Case Against Adnan Syed.”

The film, which is scheduled to debut March 10, promises new information on the 1999 Baltimore County murder case made famous in the “Serial” podcast.

Syed, who was convicted in the death of his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee, is still in prison in Maryland hoping an awaited appeals panel ruling will clear the way for a new trial.

From the HBO press release:

Director Amy Berg Berg (“West of Memphis,” the Oscar®-nominated “Deliver Us from Evil”), brings a fresh eye to the case and offers interviews with key players, many of whom were not featured in the original podcast. Bringing the story to life visually, she revisits the crime and follows unfolding developments from 2014 to today. The series presents new information that questions the state’s case, and draws on exclusive access to essential characters, including new audio recordings of Syed from prison, the defense team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee, private investigators and members of Baltimore City law enforcement, examining how Syed’s trial and subsequent conviction in 2000 raised as many questions as they answered.



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