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Star Wars spinoff directors bringing Serial to cable TV

The men behind the upcoming Han Solo film have found inspiration for another project in the most unlikely of places: a podcast.

Most notable for their work on The Lego Movie and Fox's The Last Man on Earth, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have optioned the rights to Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder's explosive podcast series, Serial.

The podcast debuted in Oct. 2014 as a spinoff of NPR's popular series, This American Life, and was essentially a multi-part, in-depth investigation into the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore teen Hae Min Lee. The show gained notoriety almost overnight and become one of the medium's most successful series to date.

The television show will apparently follow a fictional podcast based on Koenig's that delves into the history of a past crime and the events surrounding it, according to Deadline.

Koenig and Snyder will join Lord and Miller as executive producers on the series, giving them quite a bit of final say about what does and what does not make it into the series.

Koenig previously announced that the podcast's second season would investigate the controversial case of disgraced U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's alleged 2009 desertion in Iraq.

It's slotted to premiere sometime this fall.

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