Two More Seasons Of ‘Serial’ Are On The Way
Rejoice: Your lengthy interstate train rides and morning commutes will soon be productive once again—a second Serial season is on its way.
NPR's insanely popular crime series, which is the first podcast to win a Peabody Award, will be back in 2015, according to an email sent to subscribers that was published on Bustle. The show's first season, which was hosted by Sarah Koenig, explored the 1999 murder of teenager Hae Min Lee in Baltimore, and her ex-boyfriend's Adnan Syed's subsequent conviction.
"We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories," the email said, according to the site. "As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry—we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us."
After the 12-episode Season 1 concluded in December 2014, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals granted Syed license to move forward with the appeal of his case, according to the Washington Post. Further, Asia McClain, one of Syed's former classmates who was mentioned on the Podcast, said she was willing to testify with new evidence if she was subpoenaed and were the case to be moved to a circuit court.
Excited as we are for a new Serial Season? Tell us if there's a particular story you're hoping it'll cover, and if you haven't forged an addiction yet, listen to the very first episode from Season 1 above!