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Serial's Adnan Syed May Not Get That New Trial After All — Find Out The Latest Action The State Is Taking To Keep Him Behind Bars!

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Well, we can't say we're surprised.

On Monday the Maryland Attorney General's Office filed a formal appeal against a judge's decision to retry Adnan Syed for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee.

Related: Hae's Family Speaks Out On The Retrial

Adnan, who was Hae's ex-boyfriend at the time of the killing, was convicted of the heinous crime in 2000. Syed's conviction ultimately inspired the first season of the popular podcast Serial, as well as Undisclosed.

Following the discovery of discrepancies in cellphone evidence and claims of poor legal representation, a judge granted the 36-year-old a retrial back in June.

Unfortunately for Adnan, prosecutors and the state of Maryland are NOT happy with the judge's decision and they

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Serial Subject Adnan Syed Is 'Excited' About His Retrial — But How Does The Victim's Family Feel About It??

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After finally being granted a new trial by a judge last week, Adnan Syed is "feeling good."

But because he knows the legal process all too well, the subject of the podcast Serial — who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his former high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee — isn't getting his hopes up just yet!

Attorney C. Justin Brown has spoken to Syed several times on the phone since the game changing decision was made by Judge Martin P. Welch on June 30.

Related: Serial Season 1 Returning For Daily Coverage On Adnan's Retrial!

Speaking to People, he said:

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Serial's Adnan Syed Getting A New Trial — Find Out The Evidence That Swayed The Judge!

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The long appeals process has finally led to a new trial for Adnan Syed.

The subject of the water cooler first season of the Serial podcast was previously sentenced to life after being convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend in 1999.

But on Thursday Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Syed deserved a retrial due to his ineffective attorney.

Related: Victim Hae Min Lee's Family Speaks Out After Podcast Forced Them To 'Relive A Nightmare'!

Specifically, His Honor sited Christina Gutierrez's failure to cross-examine a cell phone expert whose testimony place Syed at the scene of the crime and to call potential alibi witness Asia McClain.

No new trial date has been set yet, but we imagine Sarah Koenig will be all over the trial for a new season of Serial.

What do YOU think of Adnan getting a new trial?

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Serial Season 1 Returning For Daily New Episodes To Cover Adnan Syed's Retrial!

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Hae Min Lee's family might not be happy about this, but we sure bet fans will be!

Serial set the recent true crime craze into motion in Late 2014 when Sarah Koenig began examining the trial and conviction of Adnan Syed on her podcast, and it looks like she's not done with the story just yet.

That's because while Season Two of the hit series has been following the controversial story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, This American Life will actually be returning to the original murder case now that Adnan has been granted a retrial!

Related: Making A Murderer Sheriff's Office Targeted By Bomb Scare

The reboot will consist of (at least) three episodes featuring new evidence that could lead to the now-36-year-old's freedom.

Adnan was originally found guilty of premeditated murder back in 2000, but now a new witness named Asia Chapman claims to have been with him just 30 minutes before Hae was last seen and is coming forward to testify on his behalf.

Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis have already released the first episode of the miniseries on their website, which basically recounts the first day of the hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Two more episodes have been teased, and if the case continues to offer new evidence, so will Serial.

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Serial Subject Hae Min Lee's Family Speaks Out For The First Time — After The Misled Podcast Forced Them To 'Relive A Nightmare'!

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We're not sure what reaction we were expecting, but this is much more emotional than we anticipated.

It's been 17 years since Hae Min Lee was murdered, and over a year since Serial's first season examining the case wrapped.

But the victim's family only just spoke publicly for the first time this week.

If you've heard of the popular This American Life podcast Serial, then you're probably aware that Adnan Syed is currently serving a life sentence in prison for strangling his girlfriend Hae back in 1999.

Related: Making A Murderer Sheriff's Office Targeted By Bomb Scare

Well, similarly to the developments coming from Netflix's Making a Murderer, the doubts cast on the trial due to Sarah Koenig's investigation seem to be making a case for a retrial for Adnan… much to the dismay of Hae's family and friends.

In fact, at the hearing for the potential retrial in Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday, the family issued a statement to Deputy Maryland Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, saying:

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Done With Making A Murderer? Here Are 7 Other True Crime TV Shows, Docs, & Podcasts That Will Fill You With Intrigue & Rage!

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True crime. So hot right now.

Making a Murderer became an unsuspected hit in late 2015 when it debuted on Netflix and introduced America to the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and their involvement in the murder of Teresa Halbach.

The public consensus seems to point to police incompetence or an unfair trial, and while it's hard to think about, this is far from the only documented true crime story of its kind.

In fact, the genre has been exploding recently thanks to other hits like Serial and The Jinx.

But there's a lot more out there for you to binge watch if Steven Avery's case enraged you as much as it did us!

CLICK HERE to view "7 Making A Murderer Follow-Ups To Fill The True Crime Void In Your Life!!!"

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Arrested Development Season Five Is Coming Soon — And It's Donald Trump Meets Making A Murderer!

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The Bluth clan is coming back — with controversy in tow!

The so-so season four of Arrested Development saw Lindsay urging the U.S. to build a wall to "keep Mexicans out" — which turned out to be VERY timely!

Now that real-life Donald Trump has proven to parallel that story line with his own (much less funny) racism, show creator Mitch Hurwitz is rushing to get season five out ASAP!

Related: See Chris Hemsworth Go Shirtless In This Wonderful Arrested Development Mashup!

According to reports, Hurwitz is working around the clock with a team of writers to release the fifth season ahead of the November presidential elections — but this time around it won't just be Trump who's parodied on the cult-favorite show!

Apparently, season five is all set up to be a serialized murder mystery in addition to having a Trump angle, with Hurwitz drawing inspiration from three true-crime tales that broke BIG in the last calendar year: Serial, The Jinx, and now Making A Murderer.

We can only imagine how AD will take on THAT story line with their well-patented brand of humor!!!

Related: Arrested Development Isn't The Only Show Netflix Is Bent On Reviving!

We don't have dates for release or anything yet, but word has it Hurwitz wants to start production soon — and they'll need to, if season five is going to be available before the election in November!

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