It’s being called “the world’s most famous missing child case,” and a new series premiering this week will take an in-depth look at the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann.
The eight-part series, “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann,” comes out this Friday, March 15, on Netflix. The series examines the case surrounding the youngster’s disappearance while on vacation with her family in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
“It was a disappearance that reverberated across the world as the Portuguese police together with Scotland Yard mobilized a major investigation, which would go on to become the most high-profile missing child case in British history,” Netflix says in today’s announcement. “By blending new interviews with more than 40 contributors, 120 hour of interviews, archival news footage and re-enactments, ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ goes beyond the headlines and takes a unique look at the facts of the case as well as its impact on media standards around the world.”
The series is directed by Chris Smith (“Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened,” “Jim & Andy”), executive produced by Emma Cooper and produced by UK-based Pulse Films in association with Paramount Television.