Newswire: Serial is coming back, recording two seasons at once

Five months after it aired the last episode of its first season, the internet’s raging addiction to Serial and its potent blend of true-crime journalism and long-form storytelling is finally starting to abate. (Meanwhile, the true hard-luck cases have turned to programs like HBO’s The Jinx for their metaphorical, murderous methadone.) But recovery is never easy, with news coming today in the form of a press release that not one, but two seasons of Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder’s experiment in serialized podcast journalism are currently in production. The second season of Serial will arrive in the fall of 2015, with the third airing the following spring.

The staff of the This American Life spinoff are staying tight-lipped about the subjects of the new seasons, or which big box electronics retailers they might end up giving the world’s weirdest viral marketing campaign to. So far, all …

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