‘Serial’ Podcast To Release Two New Seasons

The podcast that captivated a nation is set to return. The Serial podcast is set to produce two new seasons. The podcast broke the news on their official Twitter that they’re going to be working on two series at once. The podcast host, Sarah Koenig, whose voice was so soothing that SNL parodied her, is also returning.

The tweet confirming the news read as follows.

Koenig went on to detail what fans can expect from the Serial podcast.

“We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of Season Two and the beginning of Season Three. As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry – we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us.”

As for Season 1, it’s still capturing fans, which reportedly includes the justice system. As the Inquisitr reported, the subject of Serial’s first season, Adnan Syed, got a huge break in his case thanks to information given in the podcast.

Although Syed has been serving out a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has sent his case back to the courts so he can file for his case to be reopened. A new witness, Asia McClain, who gave an affidavit about Syed’s whereabouts around the time Hae Min Lee was murdered, was discouraged from attending post-conviction hearings, which impacted Syed’s trial.

In her update, Koenig went on to discuss this break in Adnan’s case.

“I really hate to speculate about why a court makes any particular ruling. I don’t presume to know the judges’ minds, or ascribe extra-judicial motives to their rulings. But clearly the appellate judges are aware the public is watching, and while I don’t imagine they’d order anything they didn’t think was just, I do think it’s possible that they’re being extra careful to make this process as transparent as they can, so that the public will fully understand their ultimate decision.”

Are you excited for Season 2 and 3 of the Serial Podcast?

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