The highly anticipated Netflix documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is set to be released tomorrow (Friday 15th March) and the trailer has us eager to see more, giving a short glimpse of how the 8-hour documentary will play out.
After her disappearance nearly 12 years ago, what happened to Madeleine McCann is still a mystery to this day. The case got huge media coverage and everyone in the United Kingdom is curious to find out what happened to her. The new documentary may shed some light on this and give us more clues for as to what happened. Madeleine, who was 3 years old at the time, was reported missing whilst on holiday with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 and has remained a high-profile case ever since. Despite the mystery surrounding the case, Jim Gamble, the senior child protection officer in the UK’s first investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance, tells us “there’s huge hope to be had” in the search.
The trailer claims that the documentary will explore every theory made about the case, therefore giving a (hopefully) unbiased view on the facts of what actually happened. Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, who have previously been questioned about their involvement in the case have publicly criticised the documentary, warning it “could potentially hinder” the investigation. The couple themselves declined an invitation to be interviewed for the documentary, claiming that they could “not see how this programme will help the search for Madeleine” which, to some, raises even more suspicion.