When Does the Next Serial Episode Come Out? Release Date for Episode 10, and News on Season 2

November 28, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The next episode of Serial still hasn’t been released and fans are wondering when it will come out.

Turns out episode 10, which appears to be the season 1 finale, will be released on Thursday, December 4.

The podcast typically comes out with an episode every week but took a break for Thanksgiving.

It’s not completely clear if episode 10 is the season finale–in the initial announcement, the seasons were pegged for “about a dozen episodes.”

The popular podcast started earlier this year, and has enthralled listeners with its crime story that has unfolded week after week.

Season 1 focuses on the murder of a girl Hae Min Lee in Baltimore County, Maryland and whether her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, who is serving a life sentence, is truly guilty.

“Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, first learned about this case more than a year ago. In the months since, she’s been sorting through box after box (after box) of legal documents and investigators’ notes, listening to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talking to everyone she can find who remembers what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee fifteen years ago. What she realized is that the trial covered up a far more complicated story, which neither the jury nor the public got to hear,” according to the description.

“The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence – all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? How can you tell what they’re capable of? In Season One of Serial, she looks for answers.”

Meanwhile, the good news for listeners is that a season 2 has been confirmed.

“We asked people who’ve been listening to Serial to chip in if they wanted a second season. This American Life funded the bulk of Season One, but to make Serial ongoing, it needs to pay for itself. Today, we have good news: between the money you donated and sponsorship, we’ll be able to make a second season of Serial,” producers announced recently.

“We don’t know yet what the story will be or exactly when we’ll be airing Season Two, but we’ll be working on it as soon as this season ends. Thanks so much to everyone who gave.”


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