‘Serial’ Crossing Over to TV

Serial logoThere’s no question that Serial has proven to be podcasting’s first true breakout hit. The show has been referenced in numerous places far outside the confines of the podcasting space. That continual notoriety is about to pay off for Serial in a brand new way. It was announced this week that a new TV show is being produced about the podcast.

The TV series won’t be a dramatization of the story covered in Serial’s first season. It will be a documentary-style look at Serial’s upcoming second season.

The series is being produced by Christopher Miller and Phillip Lord. The duo have past credits with films like The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street. Global distribution rights for the Serial TV show have been optioned by Fox 21 Television Studios. The program will most likely air on a cable network but Fox 21 is still in the process of finding a home for the show.

The second season of the Serial podcast is currently in production. Rumors have circulated that the series will focus on the case of former military officer Bowe Bergdahl. Representatives of the show have not confirmed these rumors.