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This New Podcast About Adnan Syed Will Pick Up Where Serial Left Off    

Adnan Syed.

Adnan Syed.

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In the wake of Serial, many people have continued picking away at Adnan Syed’s case—re-examining clues, breathlessly chronicling his appeals, and conducting notable interviews with the major players. And now, a new podcast will pick up Adnan’s story where Sarah Koenig left off—one created by Rabia Chaudry, the Syed family friend who first introduced Sarah Koenig to the case. She’ll co-host the podcast, called Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed, with lawyers Susan Simpson and Colin Miller.

Undisclosed will surely be a lot less evenhanded than Koenig’s investigation. Throughout Serial’s run, Chaudry critiqued Koenig’s reporting on her blog and on social media. She reportedly disagreed with many of Koenig’s choices regarding what to include and leave out. But to anyone who found Rabia—in her obsessive investment in the case—to be one of the most interesting characters in the whole Serial universe, this new podcast is an exciting prospect.

Undisclosed will present a combination of new reporting, Chaudry has explained, and commentary on aspects of the case we are already familiar with. “There are serious questions about the process, about the criminal justice system, about how prosecutors conduct themselves, and all of these things should be looked at,” Chaudry told PBS’s The NewsHour. PBS also reports that the producers don’t yet know how many episodes there will be, but that they will run about 30 minutes long. The podcast premieres April 13. 

Read more of Slate’s coverage of Serial.