People of the internet rejoice! The folks behind Serial and This American Life are at it again with a new podcast called S-Town about a true life murder in Alabama.
Things were set into motion when Ira Glass and the team were contacted by a local who claimed that the son of a wealthy family was bragging about getting away with murder.
Glass told A.V Club,
“This story takes so many unexpected turns. Every episode is a new surprise. And the story has this feeling and mood that’s different from anything else we’ve done. I don’t think people have heard a show like this.”
Glass and his crew are most likely trying to recreate the success of the first season of Serial, whose story of Adnan Syed had everyone riveted. Most of the podcast’s audience was later disappointed by the second season, which chose to focus on the story of a soldier who was held captive by the Taliban.
Unlike Serial, all episodes of S-Town will be released at once, Netflix-style.
Can the Serial team bring us another home run or were they just a one-hit-wonder? Only time will tell!