Serial is one of the OG true crime podcasts, that got a lot of people into the podcasting realm. We were all hooked on the story of Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee, that he still maintains his innocence for. Then in season 2 we were told the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the military deserter who was held captive in Afghanistan.
Season 2 of serial premiered on NPR in the winter of 2015 and for the past three years we've been told that season three is COMING, but we never got a solid date or even a real timeline for when we could expect it. All we were ever told was that season three was going to be huge.
Now, we FINALLY have a premiere date. Season three will be released on September 20th.
The website describes season three as that "Serial is heading back to court. This time, in Cleveland. A year inside a typical American courthouse. This season we tell you the extraordinary stories of ordinary cases. One courthouse, told week by week."
If you’ve listened to Serial before, you probably know that our first season was about a murder case in Baltimore. Since then, people have asked: What does that case tell us about the criminal justice system? The case of Adnan Syed wasn’t typical in any way—a defendant with no criminal record, a private defense attorney, a six-week trial. The vast majority of cases don’t even go to trial. You can’t really understand how the criminal justice system works by interrogating one extraordinary case. *Ordinary* cases are where you need to look. This season of Serial, we do just that. We take a look at the entire criminal justice system. We spent a year inside the criminal courts in Cleveland. They gave us extraordinary access, letting us record everywhere—courtrooms, back hallways, judges’ chambers, the prosecutors’ office. As our host Sarah Koenig says, “Every case we looked into, there came a time when I said, ‘Wait, this can’t be happening.’ And then it did.” This season, you’ll see what we saw, from the inside. Link in bio to subscribe today and get the first episode the moment it drops on September 20. (Art: building by @mothanimation, mural by @adammmmaida)
Are you going to check out season three of Serial or are there enough podcasts to keep up with, you'll skip this one?
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