Everything That’s Happened Around Adnan Syed’s Case Since ‘Serial’ Premiered: A Timeline

January 26, 2015 9:42 PM

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Part of the strange intimacy of "Serial" comes from the knowledge that the murder-mystery at the podcast's heart took place in the real world. Its players aren't drawing-room inventions; they're real people with real lives. But that also means that once the story stops, they don't. Their lives go on and on. Here on Vulture, we've spent months detailing the new events in the Adnan Syed case that happen outside of the podcast's official narrative. Here they are now, in one easily readable (and constantly updated) timeline.

October 3, 2014 "Serial" debuts with a two-episode premiere. Host Sarah Koenig introduces listeners to the story of Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Adnan swears he's innocent; the only evidence linking him to the crime is the...

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