“A couple’s grief over their daughter’s disappearance is compounded by a frenzied media and a detective’s mistaken belief that they played a part,” reads the synopsis for the highly anticipated Netflix docuseries ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.’
The series chronicles one of the most infamous missing person’s cases ever documented. The eight-part feature will apparently provide a ‘detailed’ look at the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished from her bedroom while on holiday in Portugal with her family in May 2007.
The Netflix special will premiere on the streaming platform today with many people getting ready to tune in to the programme, with one person writing on Twitter: “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be one for the history books.”
Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry, have criticised the new documentary, saying that it could ‘hinder’ the investigation which is still ongoing almost 12 years later. Both Madeleine’s parents were major suspects at the time of her disappearance and have chosen not to feature in the documentary.
The McCann’s addressed the press regarding the series, “We are aware that Netflix is planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine’s disappearance. The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. 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. Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme. We will not be making any further statements or giving interviews regarding this programme.”