Netflix: Madeleine McCann Documentary

NETFLIX announces documentary about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Kate, Madeleine and Gerry McCann

Most of us remember the disturbing and awful case of 3 year-old Madeleine McCann who apparently was abducted in Portugal back in 2007 while on vacation with her parents and siblings, who are from Leicester, England.

Young Maddie was left alone with her two siblings in a vacation apartment while her parents, Kate and Gerry, dined at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends and say that they were checking on the kids every 30 minutes.

But when they returned from their night out, Maddie was nowhere to be found. She seemed to have vanished into thin air – she was gone. Their other two children were found to be in good condition and unharmed.

The case itself received wall-to-wall coverage from all major new outlets and now Netflix will be releasing a documentary on the case – but there’s an odd twist. Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, want nothing to do with the documentary and are refusing to be involved. Both parents were considered suspects at one point. Here is where the case stood in 2010.

Initially Madeleine ‘s parents were open with the media and authorities despite eventually temporarily becoming persons of interest. However, it seems now that they have withdrawn from questioning of their daughter’s disappearance. Shortly after being interviewed initially by Portuguese police ,the McCann’s felt the way the local police were handling the case was offensive, even calling their treatment by the cops “inhumane.”




Despite several requests, Netflix refuses to release the title of the documentary. Additionally, it is unclear if it will be an 8 part series or a split documentary.

The streaming service is banking on a huge success and they will likely get their wishes. As soon as the news broke in 2007, internationally, the public became addicted to the case and many still are. In fact, little Madeleine McCann and her case became one of the highest missing person investigation in in recent memory. The £20million documentary is set to be screened this month. The project will include inside persons involved in the matter, including investigators close to the case.

A snip from Daily Mail:

Netflix has made a new documentary about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann which is due to be screened this month with the Oscar winning streaming service already predicting it will be a huge global success, MailOnline can reveal.

Maddie’s parents Kate and Gerry have refused to take part in the show despite numerous requests from producers Pulse Films over the past 18 months.

The couple’s ‘Tapas Seven’ holiday pals and their spokesperson and close friend Clarence Mitchell have also snubbed the venture, saying: ‘We want nothing to do with it.’

A bit more:

A source close to the movie makers said today: ‘Everyone everywhere is fascinated by the Maddie story. 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 is into their daughter’s abduction is ongoing.

With the international interest that the case has garnered, let’s take a look at what social media has to say:

If you have ANY information about the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann we urge you to call 911 immediately.

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