Netflix is making a Madeleine McCann documentary featuring interviews with investigators

September 8, 2017

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Praia de Luz, Portugal in 2007 is to become the focus of a new Netflix documentary.

The as yet untitled true crime series will comprise of eight episodes featuring interviews with investigators and those involved in the investigation.

Madeleine disappeared from her hotel room where she was staying with her parents, Kate and Gerry and her twin siblings Sean and Amelie.

Her mum and dad were eating in a restaurant nearby and had left her sleeping in the apartment. When they went to check on her, she had vanished.

Maddie was just three years old when she vanished
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Kate and Gerry McCann have refused to give up hope of finding their daughter
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The investigation is still underway to find her and police recently asked the government to extend funding for Operation Grange.

The Home Office is considering the application. In March £85,000 was granted to police to cover operational costs between April and September this year.

Amanda was acquitted during a trial
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She spent almost four years in prison
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Last year Netflix aired a one-part Amanda Knox documentary, which featured an interview with Knox herself.

She was jailed in Italy for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who she shared and apartment with, but was later acquitted.

The series was a huge success with viewers turning detective
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Steven Avery was jailed for Teresa Halbach’s murder
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Brendan Dassey is said to be nearer to release now
Brendan Dassey, nephew of Steven Avery
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The channel also saw huge success with Making a Murderer, based on Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey’s convictions for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

Since the series was shown there have been developments in the case, with Avery nearer to release and new theories on who may have killed Teresa from viewers turning detectives.


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