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Serial gets a sequel podcast with 'Undisclosed: The State V Adnan Syed'

Published 09/04/2015 | 10:48

TV gold on the radio: The Serial podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, attracts well over one million listeners (and counting) per episode worldwide
TV gold on the radio: The Serial podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, attracts well over one million listeners (and counting) per episode worldwide

The story of a Baltimore murder case made famous by last year's record-breaking "Serial" podcast will continue in a new podcast slated to launch on Monday, April 13, according to the new podcast's website.

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The podcast, "Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed," is being produced by a group of lawyers fighting to overturn the 2000 conviction of Adnan Syed.

Syed is serving a life sentence for killing his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate, Hae Min Lee, on Jan 13, 1999.

The episodes, released every second week, will explore the case in greater detail "from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one," according to the Undisclosed podcast's website.

The original podcast, Serial, caused a storm when it was released last October by public radio station WBEZ Chicago and it became the fastest ever to reach 5 million downloads.

Lawyer Rabia Chaudry, who featured in Serial's opening episodes, will dedicate her own podcast to Syed with Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed.

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Syed, who remains behind bars, has always insisted that his defense lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez, provided him with ineffective counsel and in February this year the Maryland Court of Special Appeals agreed to hear arguments for why he should be granted an appeal.

The Adnan Syed Trust will fund the podcast through donations, which they say "enabled the investigative efforts that yielded a trove of previously undisclosed information".

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