Serial pushed Adnan Syed’s case into the national conscience, but the courtroom drama portion of the tale will play out off the air. Starting Wednesday morning, Syed will be back in court in Baltimore as he seeks a new trial.
The new season of hit podcast Serial launched last week, even as the Baltimore man who was featured in season one was hearing good news about a potential retrial.
A new affadavit filed Tuesday in the case brought to light by the Serial podcast indicates an expert witness who testified against Adnan Syed may have had different testimony if he had all available information.
Last year, the true crime podcast Serial was an unexpected smash hit. The show centered on the 1999 murder of a Baltimore high school student, and her classmate and ex-boyfriend who was convicted of the crime. The program’s popularity brought a surprising amount of attention to Baltimore, with eager fans mapping the distance between Woodlawn High School and Best Buy, or debating the dangerousness of Leakin Park.
Now the popular podcast seems to be inching closer to its long-awaited second season–and if the rumors are true, it doesn’t involve Baltimore this time.
Nearly a year after the first episodes of the smash hit podcast Serial first aired, an attorney for the man at the center of the case says there’s new evidence to overturn Adnan Syed’s 2000 conviction.
One of OJ Simpson’s former lawyers is joining Adnan Syed’s defense team as the case made famous by Serial appears to be picking up momentum.