Adnan Syed was released from prison on Monday. A year-long investigation revealed new evidence, about the possible involvement of two other suspects in the 1999 death of student Hae Min Lee

Syed was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 after being convicted of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

 The Adnan Syed Documentary: –

The Case Against Adnan Syed is a true-crime docuseries that premiered in 2019 about the murder of Hae Min Lee. Amy J. Berg directed it. Working Title Television and NBC Universal produced it. 

When and where to watch the series: –

 The first episode of the four-part series premiered on HBO on March 10, 2019. The first episode of the four-part series premiered on HBO on March 10, 2019. The four episodes are titled: Forbidden Love, In between the truth, Justice is Arbitrary and Time is the Killer. 

What is it about: –

The case revolves around the death of Lee, who was discovered dead in Baltimore in 1999. Adnan Syed, her then-boyfriend, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

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HBO renewed Serial, an investigative journalism podcast by Sarah Koenig. The 1999 murder investigation case of Lee was featured in one of the episodes and gained much attention. So, the company agreed to a documentary that recapped the case along with new details about Syed’s appeal process. It reviewed the case up until the 2018 status of the case. 

According to the HBO documentary, Syed turned down a plea bargain in 2018 that required him to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. 

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How was the reception to the Documentary?

Critics have claimed that the documentary has a “pro-Syed bias” and is “armed with an agenda,” despite the fact that its creators billed it as an objective look at the case.

The series has an approval rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7 out of 10 based on 33 reviews. The website verdict on the docu-series is, “The Case Against Adnan Syed fleshes out the life of Hae Min Lee and gives context to the complicated boon of true crime entertainment.”

The episode “Forbidden Love” was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program in 2019.