A photo of Adnan Syed, courtesy of his brother Yusuf SyedAfter being a breakout podcast hit, “Serial” is getting a sequel. The big difference? Sarah Koenig, “Serial’s” creator and host, isn’t going to be heading this new installment.

Instead, Rabia Chaudry — the lawyer friend of subject Adnan Syed who originally pitched Koenig her friend’s story — is presenting a new podcast called “Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed.” According to a statement about the project, it will “examine and explore the case in greater detail, from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one.”
Chaudry is joined by lawyers Susan Simpson and Colin Miller in the creation of the new podcast. They tease it will reveal “new evidence and information” about Syed’s case. “Undisclosed” is being sponsored by the Adnan Syed Legal Trust
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Though Chaudry doesn’t represent Syed, she is close to his case. She’s been investigating her friend’s lifetime incarceration over the 1999 death of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee for years, and also was a character on and proponent of “Serial.”

When Koenig’s podcast ended in December 2014, her examination of the case didn’t lead her to a conclusion over whether Syed was guilty of murdering Lee or not. However, in February a court in Maryland agreed to reopen Syed’s appeal of the murder charge over the fact he felt he received ineffective legal counsel from his attorney Christina Gutierrez.

Meanwhile, “Serial” Season 2 has not been announced. The first season was downloaded more than 76 million times.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz