‘Serial’ Host Sarah Koenig Shocked Over Adnan Syed’s Release From Prison After 23 Years

Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast “Serial,” has been released from prison. In a surprising development in the case that took the nation by storm in 2014, a judge has vacated his murder conviction. “I was shocked. I did not see this coming at all. One of the first things I did was call Adnan’s brother and then his mother — they told me they didn’t know either,” host, Sarah Koenig told The New York Times. The now 41-year-old has yet to speak out himself publicly.