For two months and 12 episodes, the story of Adnan Syed and the inscrutable murder of Hae Min Lee riveted a nation thanks to the massively popular podcast Serial. While host Sarah Koenig’s investigation into Lee’s 1999 murder resulted in more questions than answers, Syed still remains behind bars as he awaits another appeal.
With so much of Syed’s story still to tell, Rabia Chaudry, an attorney who played a large role in Serial‘s opening episodes, will dedicate her own podcast to her incarcerated family friend with Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed, Entertainment Weekly reports. The podcast’s opening episode will premiere April 13th according to the Undisclosed official site.
“The remarkable success of the podcast Serial, which brought to light the many questions that remained unresolved in this case, also left many questions unanswered,” Chaudry said of the podcast. “In the wake of Serial, much new evidence and information has been discovered and uncovered thanks to the investigations of attorneys Susan Simpson, Colin Miller, and the Adnan Syed Legal Trust. Undisclosed will examine and explore the case in greater detail, from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one.”
On Chaudry’s Split the Moon blog, the attorney writes about visiting Syed in prison on March 29th, where they discussed “the new developments in his case and the upcoming hearing.” “Why a podcast? Well, as I traveled and did my talks, I realized that most people who heard Serial stopped following the case there,” Chaudry wrote. “Our podcast will pick up where Serial stopped off, with more in-depth analysis, guest experts, and a closer look at the evidence and documents in the case. We hope people enjoy the ear-candy!”
Chaudry also thanked Koenig and the Serial team for bringing Syed’s case to national attention. “If I haven’t expressed enough how grateful I am to her and the entire Serial team, even given the times when we didn’t see eye to eye, for literally bringing this case back from the dead, let me do so emphatically now,” Chaudry wrote. “We would be nowhere, and would have had no glimmer of hope for Adnan, without them.”
In February, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals granted Syed an appeal, two months after the final episode of Serial premiered. Syed’s next hearing will take place in June.