Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
Madeleine McCann mystery at centre of new Netflix documentary
A new documentary on Madeleine McCann is coming out today on Netflix.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann promises a detailed look at the case of McCann, a three-year-old British girl who disappeared from a Portuguese resort in 2007.
The true crime documentary, which follows Netflix hits Making A Murderer and The Keepers, features 40 experts and key figures involved in the case.
"We’re trying to lay out as much detail as we can about the case – and if it could jog someone’s memory in some way then that would be amazing," executive producer Emma Cooper said.
"Keeping any search for what happened to Madeleine in the consciousness – particularly globally – is something that's so important. As we show in the documentary, other children are found – so you have to hope."
However, the missing child’s parents Gerry and Kate McCann did not participate in the film.
"We are aware that Netflix are planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine's disappearance," the pair said in a statement.
"We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it."
According to The Guardian, the parents also urged those around them to reject interview offers with Pulse Films, which produced the documentary on behalf of Netflix.
In May 2007, Madeleine was reported missing from her holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Alvarez, Portugal. She was last seen in her bedroom before her parents left to dine with family friends nearby.
The Sun reported that the documentary explores more theories behind Madeleine’s disappearance. One of the leading explanations is that she was taken by human traffickers and transported to another country.
Investigation into the case is still ongoing in the UK.
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