HBO dropped a new, longer trailer for its upcoming docuseries, “The Case Against Adnan Syed”on Wednesday.
The 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, were brought to global attention in 2014 by the hugely popular “Serial” podcast.
Directed by Amy Berg, the four-part HBO series brings a fresh eye to the case and offers interviews with key players, many of whom were not featured in the original podcast.
Bringing the story to life visually, Berg revisits the crime and follows unfolding developments from 2014 to today. The series presents new information that questions the state’s case, and draws on exclusive access to essential characters, including new audio recordings of Syed from prison, the defense team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee, private investigators and members of Baltimore City law enforcement, examining how Syed’s trial and subsequent conviction in 2000 raised as many questions as they answered.
Last year, a Maryland appeals court granted Syed a new trial. In 2016, a lower court judge vacated the conviction and ruled that Syed deserved a new trial because his original attorney failed to cross-examine a key witness. Maryland prosecutors appealed the ruling, but a three-judge panel upheld the grant for a retrial.
Watch the trailer above.
“The Case Against Adnan Syed” premieres Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT