Serial Season 3 Focuses on 'Shocking,' Ordinary Cases in Cleveland's Court System

Previous seasons have been downloaded more than 340 million times

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For Season 3, Serial wanted to tackle the very ordinary, everyday ongoings of a criminal court system.

That mission took them to Cleveland, where producers were able to get enough access to record everywhere, including courtrooms, judges’ chambers and prosecutors’ offices.

After tackling a lesser known court case of Adnan Syed’s murder conviction in Season 1, and the high-profile case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Season 2, Season 3 will profile the usual everyday proceedings within a year in Cleveland’s criminal court system.

“Every case Emmanuel and I followed, there came a point where we thought: No, this can’t be how it works,” host Sarah Koenig said in a statement.



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