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HBO & Sky to team up for a docuseries on Serial's Adnan Syed

Attention true crime fans: HBO and Sky are teaming up to run a four-hour documentary series called The Case Against Adnan Syed, chronicling the murder conviction of Adnan Syed that inspired the wildly popular Serial podcast, Variety reported Wednesday.

Syed was convicted of the kidnapping and murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999. He is currently awaiting a retrial on all charges, after an appellate judge granted him a new trial earlier this year. Sky said the ambitious documentary series will re-examine the events leading up to Lee's disappearance and present “groundbreaking" revelations.

Academy Award nominee Amy Berg will direct the series, which has been in production since 2015. There no release date yet. Read more at Variety.