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Serial is getting a third season next spring

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Months after Serial creator Sarah Koenig announced that the wildly popular podcast would get a second season, the show's producers announced this week that a third is already being developed. In an email sent to Serial newsletter subscribers, the team stated that it's working on two brand new stories. The aim is now to release season two this fall and season three next spring.

"We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories," reads the memo. "This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of Season Two and the beginning of Season Three. As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring."

Serial never solved its mystery, but still became a runaway success

Serial, which investigated the 1999 murder of Baltimore student Hae Min Lee allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, became a runaway success last year, breaking the iTunes record for fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads. Though the mystery went unsolved, fans dove headlong into the saga, developing fan theories and jumpstarting new efforts to determine Syed's innocence. (Followers even managed to unearth the identity of the infamous "Mail Kimp Kid.") It's safe to say the series' devotees have a lot to look forward to.

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