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Grab Your Sherlock Hat As 'Serial' Gets Ready to Dig Into Another Case

By Cindy Davis | Podcasts | May 29, 2015 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Podcasts | May 29, 2015 |


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It might seem like a faraway dream, but it was only February when we were all embroiled in Sarah Koenig’s weekly coverage of events surrounding the murder of 18-year old Hae Min Lee, and the trial and conviction of her former boyfriend, Adnan Syed. Since the end of Serial’s first season, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals granted him an appeal, then sent Syed’s case back to a lower court so he could request the case be reopened (to present a new witness statement from Asia McClain). McClain — who says she was “discouraged” from attending Syed’s hearing by an assistant state’s attorney — claims that at the time of Lee’s murder, Adnan was with her at the library. Along with this updated information to email subscribers, Koenig announced the return of Serial this fall, and that a third season is in the works:

“…we are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of Season Two and the beginning of Season Three. As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry - we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us.”

For those who love to play amateur Sherlock and dig into cases (aka almost everyone), a one-two punch of new seasons is great news. While I sometimes feel an internal struggle over real-life cases as entertainment, it’s impossible to deny that Serial is quite possibly the impetus to freeing an innocent man — and who can feel badly about that? (Adnan’s friend, attorney Rabia Chaudry continues to blog, and has her own podcast, Undisclosed, to present new information about his case.)


Cindy Davis, (Twitter)



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