This American Life funded the bulk of Season One, but for Serial to continue, 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.
The first season of Serial, which broke the iTunes record for fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads and streams, chronicles Koenig as she investigates the 1999 death of Hae Min Lee. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is currently serving a life sentence for her murder.
No word on what's coming up for season two — "we'll be working on it as soon as this season ends," according to the staff — but here's a suggestion: solve the mystery of "Mail Kimp."