Nick Cave & Warren Ellis to score new 'Serial'-inspired series

039;Serial' Heads to HBO for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed'

Nick Cave And Warren Ellis Scoring HBO's The Case Against Adnan Syed

It felt like only a matter of time before it was turned into a big production television show, and now Sky and HBO have announced they are teaming up to create a four-hour documentary series.

In 2000 Adnan Syed was given a life sentence plus 30 years for the murder of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999.

The Serial podcast - which focused on Min Lee's murder and Syed's conviction - took over the world when it was released in 2014.

Produced by Working Title TV and Instinct Productions, The Case Against Adnan Syed will both re-examine the police investigation and address Syed's present-day situation.

In June 2016, a Baltimore Circuit Court Judge vacated Syed's conviction and granted him a new trial after new evidence challenged the reliability of cell phone data linking Syed to the crime scene, and a long-awaited alibi witness took the stand.

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The Case Against Adnan Syed (4×60') is from Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis).

The new series will reportedly include "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case". According to Apple, Serial was the fastest podcast in the history of its iTunes store to receive five million downloads. It was ordered by HBO Documentary Films and Sky Atlantic and will be distributed by NBC Universal International. It also renewed interest in the Hae Min Lee murder case and was even partially responsible for Syed being granted a new trial.

The most recent legal development in Syed's battle for a new day in court occurred Monday, when prosecutors asked Maryland's highest court to reverse a ruling that would have granted Syed a new trial.

Nick Cave will also be providing an original soundtrack for the series, which is yet to receive a release date.

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