Serial, Sarah Koenig’s provocative spin on a true crime podcast, will return in the fall of 2015, according to a press release emailed to newsletter subscribers. This American Life producers are currently at work on the show’s second and third seasons, which are slated to come out this fall and next spring, respectively. Will the new storylines resemble season one’s troubling reinvestigation of a Maryland teenager’s death in 1999? Probably not.
Kicking off their summer press tour, Koenig and co-creator Julie Snyder pledged to try to reduce the amount of time between seasons two and three. They were coy with details about the substance of the new investigations, simply describing the upcoming themes as “very different … but no less interesting to us.”