‘Serial’ the Podcast Will Now Become Serial the TV Show

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Serial is set to become a TV series: The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are adapting Sarah Koenig's hit investigative podcast for Fox 21 Television Studios (so Fox's TV production company, not the network), with Koenig, Ira Glass, and their "This American Life" team serving as executive producers on the show. The scripted series won't follow the Adnan Syed case involving the murder of Hae Min Lee, but will instead take a more behind-the-scenes approach that details how Koenig went from virtual anonymity to creating one of 2014's biggest cultural phenomenons. Essentially, it'll be a TV show about a podcast. Recently, it was confirmed that the second season of "Serial" will investigate the disappearance of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years after walking off his base in Afghanistan.