Serial became an internet phenomenon almost as soon as it aired beginning in October 2014. A spinoff of This American Life, the podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, investigated the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. The main subject of the podcast, and the man convicted for Lee’s murder, was Adnan Syed, her ex-boyfriend.
The podcast ended on an equivocal tone, and fans of the true-crime story have clamored for more. Now they’re getting their wish. Or at least some of them are—the ones who believe in Syed’s innocence.