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A spokesperson for Serial only said, "Over the last few months they've been reporting on a variety of stories for both Seasons 2 and 3 of Serial, along with other podcast projects." For Season Two, Koenig teamed up with Mark Boal, the Academy Award winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, and his production company, Page 1.Boal had conducted a series of interviews with Bergdahl as part of a film production he was working on, and both Boal and Bergdahl gave Koenig permission to use those excerpts of those recorded interviews in episodes of Serial.Detectives interview Jen and then Jay, who says Syed told him he killed Lee, and then forced him to help bury her body.
The series was co-created and is co-produced by Koenig and Julie Snyder and developed by This American Life.Jay's friend Chris recalls what Jay told him about the murder, a story not consistent with Jay's courtroom version. Did Syed coerce Jay and threaten to hurt Jay's girlfriend Stephanie?His friends said Jay had a reputation for lying, but not about important things.An anonymous caller leads detectives to subpoena Adnan Syed's cell phone records.As a result, the detectives discover calls to Jen, who is a friend of one of Adnan's acquaintances, a weed dealer named Jay.