Investigation Discovery UK has picked up Adnan Syed: Innocent Or Guilty, a one-off special looking into the case made famous by the first season of the award winning podcast Serial, TVWise has learned.
Innocent Or Guilty features ABC News correspondent Ryan Smith as he examines the new evidence, brought to light by Serial and others, that was submitted to Maryland courts, who will soon be handing down a decision on whether or not to vacate Syed’s sentence and grant him a retrial for the murder of Hae Min Lee.
The special features interviews with defense attorney Justin Brown, Saad Chaudry, Krista Meyers, Douglas Colbert, Inez Butler, Mohammad Jameel, Bob Ruff, Theodore Wojtas, Philip Buddemeyer, Roberto Gutierrez and Medial Examiner Dr. William Manion.
Adnan Syed: Innocent Or Guilty is being produced by the U.S. Investigation Discovery network by ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions (The Assets, Madoff). Glenn Silber, Aysu Grodowski and Andy Genovese are serving as the senior producers, while Terence Wrong and Discovery’s Diana Sperrazza are executive producing.
“On Investigation Discovery we have real-crime all the time and following our special on the controversial Steven Avery case as featured in the hit Netflix series Making A Murderer earlier this year, we are excited to share the latest in this unfolding saga with viewers,” said Clare Laycock, Head of Investigation Discovery UK .
“The serialized podcast in 2014 has more than 130 million downloads to date, and made everyone a detective”, she added. “With a judge expecting to make a decision at any time, we want to give our viewers not only the crucial information surrounding Adnan Syed’s case, but also the personal, first-hand accounts of what to expect from key players.”
Adnan Syed: Innocent Or Guilty will premiere in the UK on Investigation Discovery on Wednesday June 15th at 9pm.