Whoa: ‘Serial’ is being turned into a TV series

One year ago this month, a new phenomenon entered our lives and nothing would ever be the same. It was Serial and over the course of 12 captivating weeks, the Sarah Koenig-hosted program was like the True Detective of radio: Enthralling, well-told, heart-wrenching and mysterious as hell. 

While there’s no word yet on the premiere date of the show’s second season (though there are some leaks about the new season’s topic), there is some very exciting news making the rounds. According to Deadline, there’s a Serial TV show in the works and the podcast’s creators, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, will executive produce.

Apparently, showrunners Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how episodes of Serial are made, providing what will surely be an interesting perspective into Koenig and Snyder’s week-to-week, high pressure reporting process.

What’s more, the show will not focus on the Adnan Syed story from Season 1, but that’s about all we know.

As for the podcast that inspired it all? There are rumors that it will tell the story of U.S. Army soldier and alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl, though Serial spokespeople have said that the team is pursuing a handful of different stories.  

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but let’s hope the wait isn’t too much longer!

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