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Sky's True Crime 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' Is The Ideal Isolation Binge Watch

Sky's True Crime 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' Is The Ideal Isolation Binge Watch

If you are abiding by government advice and social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, we have found you a gritty true crime documentary to binge.

The Case Against Adnan Syed was one that captivated the globe when it was aired on podcast, Serial, back in 2014.

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It centred around the murder of Hae Min Lee, the conviction of her ex-partner Adnan Syed and podcast host Sarah Koenig who felt Syed could well be innocent.

The podcast left people reeling - was he or was he not guilty? And thanks to the uncertainty and public interest, now there's a four-part docs-series on the topic too.

You can watch it now on Sky and it will go into even greater detail about the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County High School student Hae Min.

It will also continue to deep dive into the now 39-year-old convicted murderer Syed's whereabouts at the time of the murder, the investigation and trial, and also moves into the current day where lawyers have fought relentlessly to have Syed's case re-trialled.

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Adnan Syed was jailed for life for the murder of his high school ex girlfriend (Credit: Sky)
Adnan Syed was jailed for life for the murder of his high school ex girlfriend (Credit: Sky)

His life sentence delivered in 2000 when he was just 18, was in fact overturned in favour of a new trial in 2018, but back in March 2019, his conviction was reinstated by the high court in Maryland - but people everywhere are still convinced of his innocence.

The series directed by Amy Berg will bring fresh eyes to the case. It will reinvestigate cultural conflict and the fact that Syed and Hae Min had been in a secret forbidden relationship due to Syed's family being conservative Muslims and not wanting him to date a non-Muslim woman.

It'll also look at the supposed motives of Syed - jealousy and rejection - after him and Hae Min stopped dating.

Syed's case was overturned ready for re-trial, but the high court in Maryland rejected this decision (Credit: Sky)
Syed's case was overturned ready for re-trial, but the high court in Maryland rejected this decision (Credit: Sky)

We'll see interviews that weren't in the original podcast from friends and family, audio recordings of Syed and new information that brings the state's case into question.

This includes exclusive new footage of interviews with Syed's mother, father and brothers, Asia McClain - a key witness who was not called to trial the first time around - as well as family friend and advocate Rabia Chaudry - the person who originally reached out to Serial podcast host Sara Koenig.

Certainly sounds like one you can get your teeth into - whether you've listened to Serial or not. It'll also eliminate a few hours of your isolation time too.

The Case Against Adnan Syed is on Sky ready to binge watch now.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, Sky

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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