'Serial' Switches to Biweekly Schedule to Get in Extra Reporting
Followers of "Serial" should wait just a little bit longer for brand spanking new episodes of the favored podcast that tells one in-depth story over the course of a season.
New installments of the podcast will now seem each different week, the present’s producers stated on Tuesday. This season’s fifth episode will probably be launched on Jan. 21, as first reported by the New York Occasions, as an alternative of on Thursday of this week.
"Serial" in December started telling the continued story of U.S. Military Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal, who was held bu the Taliban for 5 years after he walked away from his submit in Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl, 29, now faces a courtroom martial. In the meantime, "Serial" goes to make use of the additional time to dig deeper into his story.
"There is a good and thrilling cause, which is that we’re including extra materials. This story goes in so many instructions and, as we’re reporting it, we’re gaining access to extra of the important thing individuals near Bergdahl’s case and to extra info than we initially thought we might," co-creator Sarah Koenig wrote on the podcast’s web site.
"Which is nice. And which suggests we will be including at the very least one additional episode to the collection. To try this — or no less than to do it proper — will take a while. Therefore the change," wrote Koenig, who additionally hosts the present.
"Serial" gained a prestigious Peabody Award for its 2014 season, which explored a 1999 homicide involving youngsters in Maryland.