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'Serial' is getting a second season

'Serial' is getting a second season


But who will be the mispronounced sponsor?

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Serial, the wildly successful true crime podcast from Sarah Koenig and the creators of This American Life, is getting a second season. From the official Serial blog:

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.

You can still donate, of course, which will presumably help fund a third season or alternatively hire some big-name actors for the lead roles.

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."