Serial Podcast to Become TV Series

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NPR’s biggest hit is heading for the small screen.

Serial, the public radio podcast that you and everyone you know was talking about last year, is on the path to become a cable drama, our sister site Deadline reports.

Season 1 of the popular true-crime broadcast, an offshoot of NPR’s This American Life hosted by Sarah Koenig, followed the investigation of a young woman’s murder and the alleged involvement of her ex-boyfriend.

Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Last Man on EarthHow I Met Your Mother) have optioned the rights to the podcast and are developing a series that (stay with us) would follow a podcast as it takes an in-depth look at another criminal case.

Koenig and Julie Snyder, who co-produce the podcast, will executive-produce the TV series along with Lord, Miller and This American Life host Ira Glass, among others.

Meanwhile, Season 2 of the podcast — which earlier this year was renewed for two more seasons — is slated to premiere this fall.

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