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

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

The new series - entitled The Case Against Adnan Syed and directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg - will explore the 18-year-old's disappearance and murder and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.

Syed's story was widely publicized in the 2014 "Serial" podcast, which cast doubt on his guilt and inspired armchair investigators to unearth new information.

In production since 2015, the doc will re-examine the events leading up to Min Lee's disappearance, the aftermath, the original police investigation and the present day, with Syed awaiting a new trial. The Court of Special Appeals also ruled to vacate Syed's conviction and granted a retrial on March 29, 2018.

Director of Programming, Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland, Zai Bennett said, "We're excited to partner with our friends at HBO to bring this fascinating and gripping case to television screens worldwide".

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There's also an existing YouTube Music app, but that's now being enhanced with the arrival of the subscription plan. The company said the first stops will be U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea.

For those who were consumed with this story, HBO and Sky said the series will include "ground-breaking revelations that challenge the state's case". To this day, Syed maintains his innocence and in wake of the new evidence and interest provided from Serial, he now awaits a retrial. Rabia unveiled a number of facts via more than 100 documents and letters throughout the book, which were not discussed in Sarah Koenig's Serial podcast.

Amy Berg, whose documentary Deliver Us From Evil, in 2006, investigated sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, will direct. Since the podcast aired, a series of court rulings have held that Syed should be granted a new trial.

The executive producers are Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan for Instinct Productions and Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Andrew Stearn for Working Title TV.

It's also been revealed that Nick Cave will provide original music for the upcoming project.


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