In a move that’s drawn a lot of controversy, Netflix have decided to finally release their Madeleine McCann documentary. The streaming service has been holding the programme in the wings for months, but now they’ve finally decided the time is right. It’s titled The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Maddie’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, won’t be involved in the documentary. They’ve stated the show won’t help the investigation find their daughter. In fact, the family have made it clear that they strongly oppose the programme. It’s been made clear that the documentary makers failed to get interviews from key individuals about the case.
“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.”said Kate and Gerry McCann when questioned about the documentary
Instead most of the material is made up with footage taken of Portuguese Police officials talking about the case. The Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary does promise to delve into the background of the disappearance, helping to shed light on the various theories surrounding the events.
It’s a very last minute move from Netflix to release the programme. Releasing the trailer for the show just one day before the air date. The show’s schedule was put up briefly by Netflix at the beginning of March before being taken down almost immediately. With some expecting the documentary to have vanished forever, it’s welcome news for anyone that was looking forward to the investigative series.
Although it’s bound to cause a lot of controversy, the Madeleine McCann Netflix docu will likely do well on the streaming service and prove worth the wait. Whether it will live up to its £1 million production cost remains to be seen. You can check out the trailer in full below. The show will air on Friday 15th, March.