This four-part documentary series from Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg explores the 1999 murder of 18-year-old 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. On September 19, 2022, Syed's murder conviction was vacated and he was released from prison after having served 20 years.
HBO Documentary Films is in production on a follow-up episode to the series, featuring exclusive access to Syed leading up to and following his release from prison. Berg has been filming the follow-up episode in Maryland since early 2021. Most recently, Berg was in the courthouse when Baltimore City Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn approved the motion to vacate Syed’s murder conviction. The investigation from the original series was referenced as evidence in the hearing.