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Mon, 4 Mar, 2019Joanita Wibowo

A Madeleine McCann documentary is coming: Everything you need to know

A Madeleine McCann documentary is coming: Everything you need to know

Netflix has made a new documentary on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, which is set to be released on the streaming service later this month.

The documentary, which reportedly cost £20 million (NZ$38.8 million) to produce, will delve deep into the famous 2007 missing child case and feature interviews with key figures and investigators.

McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, did not participate in the film as the investigation by the London Metropolitan Police is still active.

“We would have welcomed the opportunity of working with the McCanns directly, but they informed us they couldn’t and wouldn’t consider taking part while a police investigation into their daughter’s abduction is ongoing,” an insider close to the producers told RSVP Live.

“But we have interesting new interviews with people close to the inquiry and we believe we can give justice to this unbelievably tragic story.”

A friend of the family told Daily Mail that the documentary will be out before the 12th anniversary of the young girl’s disappearance.

McCann was just three years old when she disappeared from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Alvarez, Portugal on May 3, 2007. The British toddler was on a vacation with her parents and her younger twin siblings. She was last seen in her bedroom before her parents left to dine with family friends 50 metres away.

Almost 12 years after McCann’s disappearance, investigations by authorities and private parties have continued. The Metropolitan Police, which has reportedly spent £11.75 million (NZ$22.8 million) for ‘Operation Grange’ to locate the missing child since 2011, has applied for more funding until the end of March 2020.

The upcoming documentary is Netflix’s latest foray into the true crime genre, following Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Amanda Knox and Making A Murderer

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