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Sky and HBO order true crime series from Working Title TV

Sky and HBO have greenlit The Case Against Adnan Syed, a four-hour documentary series directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis).

The series will explore the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed (pictured).

The Case Against Adnan Syed re-examines the events leading up to Hae Min Lee’s disappearance, from high school romance to forbidden love and cultural conflict, to the aftermath of her disappearance, the original police investigation and the present day, when Adnan Syed awaits a new trial.

Presenting new discoveries, the series traces how the rush to justice and Syed’s conviction in 2000 raised more questions than answers about what happened to Hae Min Lee.

Director of programming, Sky Entertainment UK & IRL, Zai Bennett said: “We’re excited to partner with HBO to bring this gripping case to TV screens worldwide. We’ll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years. The hugely talented Amy Berg has access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing.”

The Case Against Adnan Syed is produced by Working Title TV and Instinct Productions. It was ordered by HBO Documentary Films and Sky Atlantic and will be distributed by NBC Universal International.

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